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Events and Programs

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Make your very own fall season tee shirt design using leaves and fabric medium.

We will create t-shirt designs using natural materials (leaves) and fabric paints. Tee shirt and paint will be provided as long as supplies last! 922

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

This fall come up to the mountain and enjoy the views and hike along the ridgeline with a ranger. We will be presenting a basic geology hike. This will be a good opportunity to become familiar with the local geology and experience this mountain's 300-million-year old story. We will be on the ridgeline for most of this one-mile hike. Please wear appropriate shoes and bring a jacket too. 922

 

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Are you ready for a Fall Season outdoor adventure? Meet the park ranger for a one-mile hike along the ridgeline out to Luther Rock. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy shoes.  Parts of this hike are considered strenuous and hiking at night can be physically challenging. This program is designed for all ages with good basic hiking skills. Children over 7 are welcome but must be closely supervised.

 

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Park office

The fall season offers amazing views on Mt. Jefferson. Join us for the legendary seasonal change.  Come up for an hour of creativity, and try your hand at painting the fall colors.  A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant.  Tempera paints and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last.  No experience necessary.  This program is for adults and children. 922

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Meet the park ranger for a one-mile Fall season hike to Luther Rock's Scenic Viewing Area. Along our way will uncover some of the chemical mysteries of fall color of the Appalachian Mountains. Each step on the path is filled with fascinating geological and botanical elements that make this a natural fall season paradise. Wear sturdy shoes. 922

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area
Contact:

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd
West JeffersonNC 28694
Phone336-246-9653
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.393564
Longitude: -81.468012

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