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Road is open to first overlook    

The park road is open to vehicles up to the 1st overlook. Due to slick ice on road surfaces the road is closed to vehicles beyond the first overlook.  The park is open to hikers and parking is available. Please use extreme caution regarding high winds that may cause branches to fall without warning.    
 

 Last updated on: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Restroom Closure   

11/29/2018 - The restrooms at the Summit Picnic Area are closed for the winter season.  The ADA restroom at the park office remains open.

 Last updated on: Thursday, December 6, 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.

First Day Hike at Mount Jefferson

They say that what you do to ring in the new year sets the tone for your entire year. For 32 people who  joined Ranger Joe Shimel at Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, getting active and out in nature was on the menu. This was a First Day Hike, part of a national program through America’s State Parks to promote outdoor activity across the country. The program boasts guided outdoor hikes in all 50 states. In North Carolina alone, every state park offered First Day Hikes to their visitors.

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.

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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