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The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Current status of park facilities   

All park facilities are open as of September 11. 

A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the park office.

Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines throughout the park, regardless of the behavior of others. Bring a mask or face covering even if you are planning to only be outside; they are required to be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet away from park staff or other visitors. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Mount Jefferson State Natural Area


Contact the park
 

336-246-9653

mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Park office

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

GPS: 36.3936, -81.4680
 

Hours
 

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

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

 

 

 

Gallery
 

North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV

September 19, 2017
 

 


North Carolina State Parks Centennial: Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Efforts began in 1941 to make Mount Jefferson a state park. Eventually, local citizens obtained a 300-acre donation and succeeded in raising funds to buy an additional 164 acres. Mount Jefferson became first a state park in 1951 and later designated as a North Carolina State Natural Area.
 


Fall Colors at Mount Jefferson