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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 us for the 15th Annual Nature Day at South Mountains State Park! It's also a great way to celebrate National Public Lands Day.  A variety of programs, exhibits, hikes and music are scheduled for your enjoyment. This is a wonderful event for the whole family. Learn. Explore. Have fun! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Contact the park office for more information at 828-433-4772.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Various

Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center.  Drop by between 2:00 –3:00 pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Oct 29 2017.
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/08/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/22/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

What items should you always carry with you when hiking?  Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am to learn about the "10 Essentials".
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 14 2017.
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:00am
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 Oct 29 2017.
Sun, 10/08/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/22/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center.  Drop by between 2:00 –3:00 pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.
 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/08/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/22/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 10/29/2017 - 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