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Waterfall on Jacob Fork River at South Mountains State Park
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TRAIL REPAIR ONGOING   

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
Fees/FAQs/Rules

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Horseback riding

All visitors with horses must be able to provide proof of a negative equine infectious anemia (Coggins) test while visiting North Carolina State Parks. There are no horse rentals available in the park.

Fishing

While general trout regulations apply in this area for part of the year, only single hook artificial lures can be used from October through the first Friday in June, and every fish caught must be released. A special license is needed for trout fishing, and all rules and regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission are enforced.

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

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