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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.

 

Get Hooked! Join a volunteer angler at the Clear Creek Access 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:
Sun, 06/10/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Clear Creek Access

Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home. 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jun 16 2018.
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Fact or Fiction: Do raccoons wash their food? Find out the answer to this and much more about those furry little “masked bandits” at South Mountains State Park. Meet Ranger Amanda at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn a few myths and legends as well as fun facts about raccoons. All ages welcome!
 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Participants will become mountain trout species in this highly involving physical activity.  Join a Ranger to learn about availability of food sources, pollution, erosion, fishing and how these factors affect local mountain trout populations.   

Date of Event:
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park Ranger in the Visitor Center at 11:00 am to learn about South Mountains State Park.  Participants will learn about user group activities, trails and points of interest. 
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on the fourth Saturday until Sat Dec 22 2018.
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/28/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/27/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 11/24/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 12/22/2018 - 11:00am
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