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What's In The Water?

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:00am

How many different kinds of critters live in the river??  Join a Park Ranger in the stream to turn over some rocks and learn more about what you might find there.  Come prepared to get wet!!  
 
 

16th Annual Nature Day

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 11:00am

Join us from 11:00-3:00 for the 16th Annual Nature Day at the park.  A variety of programs, exhibits, hikes and music are scheduled for your enjoyment.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Contact the park office for more information at (828) 433-4772.
 
 

National Trails Day-Volunteer Work Day

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 9:00am

Come celebrate National Trails Day at South Mountains State Park.  We will be hosting a National Trails Day work day from 9:00-12:00.  We have a job for everyone no matter what your skill level is. Pre-registration is required for this event by May 29th.  Please call 828-433-4772 to register or for more information.
 
 

Mountain Trout Journeys

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:00am

Participants will become mountain trout species in this highly involving physical activity.  Join a Ranger to learn about availablity of food sources, pollution, erosion, fishing and how these factors affect local mountain trout populations.   

Leaf Lookers Hike

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 11:00am

Meet a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00am or 2:00pm for a short hike to learn about the trees found in South Mountains State Park.  Identify 10 common trees and learn why leaves change colors as the trees prepare for fall and winter.
 
 

Spring Wildflower Hike

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:00am
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:00am
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:00am

Join a Park Ranger for a wildflower walk along the Jacob Fork River.  These moderate hikes will begin at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and last approximately one hour.  Each hike will be about 0.75 miles long.  Current blooming wildflowers and other flora will be identified on this walk.
 
 

Streamside Hike

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 2:00pm

Join a Park Ranger for an easy walk to learn more about the Jacob Fork River.  We’ll talk about watersheds, common plants and animals, and water quality.  Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am. 
 
 

Wilderness Survival 101

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/23/2017 - 2:00pm

Wilderness Survival 101 will cover basic survival information as covered in the Boy Scouts of America handbook. Topics covered will include basic first aid, shelter and others based on class interest and instructor discretion. Program will be presented by park volunteer, Jeff Newton, who also teaches Fly Fishing 101 and has a great deal of experience in the outdoors.

Fly Fishing 101

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:00pm
Sun, 12/17/2017 - 2:00pm

Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly fishing.  Please bring all personal equipment available.  Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants.   North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still  apply.
 

 
 

Backpacking 101

South Mountains State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:00pm

Join Jeff Newton for an introductory class on backpacking.  Participants will learn about proper clothing, trail cooking, basic first-aid and how to set up a tent. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.