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Fly Fishing Class Cancelled for Sunday, October 1st   

Fly fishing class has been cancelled for Sunday, October 1st. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 Posted on: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:23pm
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.

 

Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

How dangerous are black bears?  Can we coexist?  Why are black bears so unique?  What should I do if I see a black bear?  The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 26 2017.
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 11/26/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

How dangerous are black bears?  Can we coexist?  Why are black bears so unique?  What should I do if I see a black bear?  The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center.
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 11/26/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Hemlock Nature Trail and learn about some of the many plant species that stay green all year long. 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 16 2017.
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Fun for the whole family! Create a Naturally Wonderful holiday card for someone special. Decorate a ‘tree cookie’ or pine cone ornament. Several nature and holiday inspired arts and crafts will be available. Children of all ages are welcome.
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 16 2017.
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 2:00pm, Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:00pm, Sat, 12/16/2017 - 2:00pm
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