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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 to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home. 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jul 29 2017 .
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/29/2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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. Program is free and open to the public.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Jul 30 2017 .
Sun, 07/02/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/09/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/23/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/30/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Yelps, purrs, cuts and cackles.  Join a Park Ranger and learn about Wild Turkeys in the South Mountains.  Participants will learn about characteristics, habitat, populations, life history and vocalizations. 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/30/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger to learn about common animal tracks and their makers.  We’ll look for signs of animals outside, and then make our own tracks to take home.  This program will include indoor and outdoor activities.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.
 
 

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/03/2017 - 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