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The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Restrooms Closed   

11/29/2021 - The restrooms at the Summit (picnic area) are closed for the winter season.

 Last updated on: Monday, November 29, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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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