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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

 

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

Scheduled events

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 and learn about the black bears of teh South Mountains and across NC. Discussion will include date obtained by the NC Wildlife Resource Commission on the park's population of bears. Bear skin and skull will be on display.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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, 01/25/2020 - 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, 01/26/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center to learn about the “10 Essentials.”
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

The National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR) is committed to reducing the number of children who become lost each year by teaching children basic techniques to aid in their survival if they do become lost. Many people become disoriented and lose their way while hiking and camping in parks, forests, and wilderness areas. Join a park volunteer at the Visitor Center at 2:00pm to learn these basic survival skills.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center