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Waterfall on Jacob Fork River at South Mountains State Park
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Events and Programs

South Mountains 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 at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am for a streamside hike along the Jacob Fork River.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 26 2018.
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/26/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Get Hooked! Join a volunteer angler 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.
 

 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Aug 26 2018 except Sun May 20 2018, Sun Jun 10 2018, Sun Jun 17 2018.
Sun, 05/06/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 05/13/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/24/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/01/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/08/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/22/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/29/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/05/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/12/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/19/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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.
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Clear Creek Access, Branstrom Orchard Rd, Morganton, NC

Get Hooked! Join a volunteer angler 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.
 

 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/06/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 05/13/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/24/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/01/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/08/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/22/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/29/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/05/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/12/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/19/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home. 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jun 16 2018.
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

South Mountains State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue
Connelly SpringsNC 28612
Phone828-433-4772
south.mountains@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.596300
Longitude: -81.600000

Park Hours:

Open Daily (except Christmas Day) 7am
Closing Hours
December, January and February 7pm
November 8pm
March, April and October 9pm
May - September 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays and weekends
Closed Christmas Day