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Park has reopened   

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is now open. Please exercise caution during your visit as park staff work on clearing debris.

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Restrooms at Picnic Area are Closed    

Restrooms at picnic area are closed. There are (2) portable restrooms located at picnic area, and there is an accessible restroom located at the park office.
We are very sorry about the inconvenience.   

 Posted on: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Park News

Each of North Carolina’s state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. And, visitors are frequently finding new ways to explore a park’s unique cultural and natural resources. Check these pages to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.

Long Hazy Days of Summer

 

Is the heat getting to you? Come on up! Ashe County, home of Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, is often referred to "as the Coolest Corner of North Carolina."

Join a Park Ranger guided hike or program. Take a float down the New River and find the perfect fishing hole.

July is packed with local activities. There are continuing concerts in the Town of Todd and on the Backstreet of West Jefferson. The month ends with the Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention on July 27 and 28.

Finally, It’s Here!

Spring has come to the mountains!

The sky is Carolina Blue with a few white, fluffy clouds. The snow is melting and the temperatures are getting just right for a visit to Mount Jefferson State Natural Area.
The trees are beginning to bud, the grass is turning green and soon there will be newborn animals everywhere!

The In It to Win It” 100 Mile Challenge Giveaway Campaign launched on March 23, 2018. Check out www.ncparks.gov for more information on the 100 Mile Challenge.

Poetry on the Mountain

The 11th annual Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Poetry Contest was a success!  There were over 300 poems submitted by students from kindergarten through sixth grades.  This contest brings nature, science and art together in amazing poetry created by students.  A special thank you is in order for North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephonson for his time judging the top finalists' poems.  Friends of High Country State Parks supports the contest by donating prizes for winners such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, telescopes and flashlights.

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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