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1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

 

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GPS: 36.393564, -81.468012

 

8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays

mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
Summit Restrooms Closed For Winter    

The summit restrooms are closed for winter. There are restrooms available at the park office that is just inside the park office.
 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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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.

2018 NCDH Skateboard Race

 

Come Join Us for a fun-filled weekend as we welcome the North Carolina Downhill Skateboard Race to Mount Jefferson!
August 25 and 26, 2018
9am til 4pm each day
Admission is free
Shuttle service to the race viewing areas located at the base of the mountain starting at 9am each day.

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.

It's Winter - Can we still hike?

There are times during the winter months when you may encounter the “Road Closed” sign as you enter Mount Jefferson State Natural Area. Or you may read a weather alert on the website. The question becomes - Can you still take that hike you’ve been promising yourself?

The answer is, yes!

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.

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 2:00pm