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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.

 

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Hemlock Nature Trail, and learn about some of the many plant species that stay green all year long. 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Feb 24 2018.
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

What does a Park Ranger do on a day to day basis?  Meet in the Visitor Center auditorium at 2:00 pm.
 
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Get Hooked! Join a volunteer angler 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 Mar 25 2018.
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 02/11/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 02/18/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 02/25/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 03/04/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 03/11/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 03/18/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 03/25/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

What items should you always carry with you when hiking?
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 17 2018.
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 03/10/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park volunteer for an introductory class on backpacking.  Participants will learn about proper clothing, trail cooking, basic first-aid and how to set up a tent. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.   
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on the first Saturday until Sat Apr 07 2018.
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 03/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 04/07/2018 - 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