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Events and Programs

Jockey's Ridge State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join a park ranger for a 20-30 minute talk about the history of Jockey's Ridge.  Fun facts and information on how Jockey's Ridge became a state park.  Learn about geology, history and the environment.  Depending on weather, the program may be on the back deck or in the auditorium of the Visitor Center.  Questions encouraged!  Great for visitors of all ages.

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

The ospreys complete their return flight to the Outer Banks each spring. This is one of the areas most watched raptor species and with its long migration routes, it is seen in six continents. Join us for a short presentation and information on viewing ospreys nesting on nearby platforms.

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy the grandeur of the evening sky from atop the largest active dune on the Atlantic Coast.  The program covers dune formation and evolution as well as local legends.  Meet at the dunes, at the park utility vehicle.

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 7:30pm
Start Location:
Top of the Main Dune

For more than a year, park staff and researchers have placed camera traps in the park.  Join us for a look at images that have been captured of the wildlife living in the park.

Date of Event:
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come learn about fish on the Outer Banks and complete a hands-on activity involving paint, fish replicas, and paper. Please call the park to register, program will be open to a limited number.

Date of Event:
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags HeadNC 27959
252-441-7132
jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.964200
Longitude: -75.633000

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April: 8am - 8pm
September: 8am - 9pm
October: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Sound Side Access Gate
October-March: 8am - 5pm
April-September: 8am - 7pm

Park Visitor Center
November - February: 9am - 5pm
March - October: 9am - 6pm