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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.

 

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 month until Sat Oct 06 2018.
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger for an easy walk to learn more about the Jacob Fork River.  We’ll talk about watersheds, common plants and animals, and water quality.  Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am.   
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on the second Saturday until Sat Oct 13 2018.
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger for an easy walk to learn more about the Jacob Fork River.  We’ll talk about watersheds, common plants and animals, and water quality.  Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am. 
 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

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

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on the third Saturday until Sat Oct 20 2018.
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/20/2018 - 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

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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