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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.

 

Come out and learn about the animal of the year; the snake! We will discuss and learn about the different amazing species of snakes found in Western North Carolina and around Mount Jefferson.
 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Meet the park ranger for a 1.1-mile round-trip night hike along the ridgeline out to Luther Rock during the Summer Solstice. We will seek out amazing views, observe stars, as well as the shimmering lights from town 1,600 feet below. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous, as Appalachian night hikes can be challenging. Children over the age of seven are welcome, but must be closely supervised. For questions or further information, please call (336) 246-9653
 

Date of Event:
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 8:30pm
Start Location:
Sunset Overlook (1st overlook)

Take advantage of the scenery and come up to relax on your mountain. We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity. This is a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Join us for a discussion and story-telling of Mount Jefferson’s history and folklore while enjoying the beautiful mountain views offered from Jefferson Overlook.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jefferson Overlook (3rd overlook)

Come meet a ranger and help work on some of Mt. Jefferson’s beautiful trails. Spend a few hours working with our staff on the maintenance of the trails and learn about the process of trail work. Bring gloves, no prior experience necessary.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/29/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

336-246-9653
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.393564, -81.468012

 

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