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The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Fishing closed   

The temporary fishing access, Naked Creek Restoration Site, of Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area will be closed beginning June 27, 2021.  Please contact the park if you have further questions

 Last updated on: Monday, June 28, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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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