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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 27 2017 .
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:

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.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm. 
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 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.  Jeff is an instructor with Project Healing Waters and is a member of Trout Unlimited. All class materials will be provided free.  North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still  apply.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 28 2017 .
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 05/28/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Visit South Mountains State Park on National Trails Day and participate in the Chestnut Knob Fire volunteer work day.  This volunteer trail work day will focus on trail building and maintenance of park trails impacted by the Chestnut Knob Wildlife of 2016.  Tools, gloves and safety equipment will be provided.  For more information and to pre-register for this event contact the park office at 828-433-4772.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Come and celebrate National Trails Day at South Mountains State Park! We will host a National Trails Day work day from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We have a job for everyone no matter what your skill level is. Pre-registration by May 29th is required for this event. Please call 828-433-4772 to register or for more information.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Contact Park Office
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