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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.

 

Drop by between 11:00 -12:00 and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 31 2018.
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:00am
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 month on the 1 of April until Sun Apr 01 2018.
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 04/01/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

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:
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 2:00pm, Sun, 04/01/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

How many different kinds of critters live in the river??  Join a Park Ranger in the stream to turn over some rocks and learn more about what you might find there.  Come prepared to get wet!!  
 
 

Date of Event:
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

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 28 2018.
Sat, 04/07/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area
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