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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 Visitor Center to learn all about the world of squirrels.  The eastern gray squirrel is one of the most commonly observed tree squirrels in NC, and it’s our official state mammal.  Come by the visitor and learn more about our woodland neighbor.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join park volunteer, Jeff Newton, for a new and exciting class! He will introduce the items to take with you in the backcountry and ways to use what is available for first aid when you are in the backcountry. This is not a certification class.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Get Hooked! Join a volunteer angler at the Visitor Center at 2:00pm 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.  NC Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still apply.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger for a short, informative hike along the Hemlock Nature Trail.  We’ll discuss the importance of hemlock trees to our environment and discuss their insect adversary, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Hemlock Nature Trailhead

Want to go backpacking but you’re unsure what all it entails?  Need advice on camping set-ups? Come by the visitor center and learn all about the basics of backpacking!
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Bike trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY


3001 South Mountain Park Ave.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

828-433-4772
south.mountains@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.5963, -81.600

 

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