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Waterfall on Jacob Fork River at South Mountains State Park
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CHESTNUT KNOB TRAIL HAS BEEN REOPENED. THE TRAIL IS FUNCTIONAL, BUT USE CAUTION, AS THERE ARE STILL FIRE DAMAGED AREAS. A COMPLETE REROUTE OF THE LOWER PORTION OF THE TRAIL IS UNDERWAY.
REPAIRS CONTINUE ON THE SHINNY CREEK TRAIL. BASED ON CURRENT PROGRESS, THE TENTATIVE REOPENING DATE IS MAY 15TH.

 Posted on: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:13am
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 for a wildflower walk along the Jacob Fork River.  These moderate hikes will begin at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and last approximately one hour.  Each hike will be about 0.75 miles long.  Current blooming wildflowers and other flora will be identified on this walk.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Apr 29 2017 .
Sat, 04/01/2017 - 10:00am, Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:00am, Sat, 04/15/2017 - 10:00am, Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:00am, Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

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.  Program starts at 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger for a wildflower walk along the Jacob Fork River.  These moderate hikes will begin at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and last approximately one hour.  Each hike will be about 0.75 miles long.  Current blooming wildflowers and other flora will be identified on this walk.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Apr 30 2017 .
Sun, 04/02/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 04/09/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 04/16/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 04/30/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly tying.  Please bring all personal equipment available.  Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Apr 30 2017 .
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 04/30/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home.  The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center auditorium.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 13 2017 .
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 2:00pm, Sat, 05/13/2017 - 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