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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.


A presentation at the park's visitor center on the history of the area before and following the designation as one of our state parks.

Date of Event:
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 2:00pm
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:
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Be among the first to hike Jockey's Ridge in 2019. We'll hike out from the visitor center, enjoy the view, and then return. The entire route will be easy to moderate, approximately one-mile long. Come prepared to walk sandy areas and be outdoors for an hour.

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.9642, -75.633


  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day


  • October to March:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • April to September:
    8:00am to 7:00pm


  • November to February:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
  • March to October:
    9:00am to 6:00pm