Shop Reservations Newsroom

GO TO PARK

Events and Programs

Waterfall on Jacob Fork River at South Mountains State Park
Home >> South Mountains State Park >> Events and Programs
Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike 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

 

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

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.

 

The National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Firewise USA program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and act now to prevent losses. Join fire professionals for a classroom presentation followed by a site visit to a Firewise community to see these principles in action.  Lunch is provided, but registration is required by Thursday, November 14 by calling the park office at 828-433-4772.
http://www.firewise.org

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger and learn about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.  Get up close and personal with the skins and skulls of park inhabitants and learn about their adaptations that make them special.

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Learn to tie a wet fly from the natural hatch. This class will be offered to ages 10 and older. There is no cost for the class and all materials and tools will be provided.  Class is limited to 12 people.  Call the office (828-433-4772) to register.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 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, 11/23/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Did you know that scientists like Rachel Carson, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold noted their nature observations in a journal? Join park staff to start your own or update your current nature journal. Record your observations, notions, and discoveries.  Bring your own journal and all other supplies will be provided. 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center