1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694
GPS: 36.393564, -81.468012
8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays
The road above the first overlook is closed to vehicles.
All trails and overlooks are open to hikers.
The 1st overlook is open to vehicles.
The summit restrooms are closed for winter. There are restrooms available at the park office that is just inside the park office.
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.