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Jockeys Ridge State Park

What's in a Name?

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:00pm

Do you wonder how Jockey's Ridge State Park got its name?  How about Bodie Island, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills?  Learn the legends and facts about how local landmarks and towns got their names.  

What's in a Name?

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 2:00pm

Do you wonder how Jockey's Ridge State Park got its name?  How about Bodie Island, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills?  Learn the legends and facts about how local landmarks and towns got their names.  

Fishing Knots

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:00am

Join Jockey's Ridge staff to celebrate the NC Parks "Year of the Fish" by learning how to tie some of the most popular fishing knots.  Visitors will practice with hands on activities to learn some of the strongest and most common knots for fishing in the Outer Banks.  Sign-up is not required.  Classes last about 1 hr.

Soundside Hike

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 9:00am

Join park staff for a leisurely walk along our Soundside Nature Trail  and discuss the interesting habitats of barrier islands.  Meet at the sound access parking area on W. Soundside Rd.

Growing on the Edge

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:00pm

Jockey's Ridge State Park is a habitat for coastal plants adapted to endure through salt and sand.  Join a park ranger to observe and record observations to document our findings as citizen scientists.  Meet at the park's sound access located on Soundside Road.  

History of Jockey's Ridge

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:00am

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.

History of Jockey's Ridge

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:00am

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.

History of Jockey's Ridge

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:00am

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.

Fishing Knots

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:00am

Join Jockey's Ridge staff to celebrate the NC Parks "Year of the Fish" by learning how to tie some of the most popular fishing knots.  Visitors will practice with hands on activities to learn some of the strongest and most common knots for fishing in the Outer Banks.  Sign-up is not required.  Classes last about 1 hr.

Fishing Knots

Jockeys Ridge State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:00am

Join Jockey's Ridge staff to celebrate the NC Parks "Year of the Fish" by learning how to tie some of the most popular fishing knots.  Visitors will practice with hands on activities to learn some of the strongest and most common knots for fishing in the Outer Banks.  Sign-up is not required.  Classes last about 1 hr.