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The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Open for fishing!   

The Naked Creek restoration site of Mount Jefferson State Natural area will be open for fishing only.
Site will open at sunrise and will close at  sunset, starting May 16, 2021 until June 27, 2021.

Help us continue protecting the stream by following all NC State Park and NC Wildlife rules and regulations. Please be helpful by not cutting or breaking new plantings, trees or livestakes.  Do not drive in the fields, park in the mowed areas and DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE.  No camping or campfires and please pack out all trash.
For more information please call the Mount Jefferson SNA office at 336-246-9653,

 Last updated on: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Contact the park



Park office

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

GPS: 36.3936, -81.4680



  • Year-round:
    8:00am to sunset
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Open Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed state holidays




Additional information

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.