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Jockeys Ridge State Park

First Day Hike

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 11:00am

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.

MST Hike

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:00am

Join us for a hike of the Mountains-to-Sea section within the park and learn more about the trail that spans 1,175 miles between the coast and the Great Smoky Mountains.

iNaturalist Bioblitz

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 8:00am

Join us to use an app to document the flora and fauna living within the park. With this technology, participants can help identify based on uploaded photographs. The event will occur throughout the day (8am - 8pm). To learn more about the app and the park, join us at 10am for a presentation and short hike.

Spring on Soundside - Hike

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:00am

Join us for the one mile hike on the first day of spring. We'll hike the loop of Soundside Nature Trail that traces through the shrub thicket and along Roanoke Sound. Along the way, we'll look for signs of spring and listen for returning ospreys.

Story Walk - Diary of a Spider

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 8:00am

Story walk is a self-guided activity featuring the children's story titled Diary of a Spider. The walk includes the book's text as well as opportunity to view the natural setting of the park that features some of what is described in the story.

Bodie Island

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:00am

With the inlets always changing, so do the barrier islands.  Bodie Island today extends to include the area of Jockey's Ridge.  Join us for a presentation on these changes and the history of Bodie Island.  Meets at the Jockey's Ridge State Park visitor center.

Digital Dune Hike

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 1:30pm

In contrast to other parks, the dune area has no defined trail corridor leading to the scenic points. However, there is plenty of open space to explore. This program includes recent photographs of the dunes and everything you need to know before venturing out to climb the ridge.

Stewardship Project - Litter Removal

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:00am

Many discover or rediscover the value of public land each day. September is a month with specially designated days to mark this importance. Join us for a stewardship project to help protect both visitor experience and the park's natural communities. We'll work to remove litter from the park and Roanoke Sound shoreline. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

First Day Hike

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:00am

Be among the first to climb Jockey's Ridge in 2018. 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.