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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





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