Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Upcoming Events

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Don’t overlook the Overlooks

The distance between the mountain top and town below is about 500 meters or 1600 feet. Either way it’s an amazing view on this mountain. Meet the ranger for driving tour of each of the three parking lot overlooks. We will discuss park and local history as we enjoy the “vast ocean of mountains” 922

Date of Event: Sat, 01/27/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: First Overlook
Luther Rock Nature Hike

Meet the park ranger for a one-mile hike to Luther Rock amphibolite outcrop area. Come and explore some of the park’s most amazing views as you make your way along the mountain ridgeline. Wear sturdy shoes.

Date of Event: Sun, 01/28/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Climate Tower Program & Hike

Meet the park ranger at the Mt. Jefferson picnic area for a hike up to the NC Climate Tower. The tower is located on the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea-level. During our hike we will discuss how climate differs from weather, and will explore some of the ways that the Appalachian Mountains are interconnected with climate. Finally, at the tower, our attention will turn to the sensors and technology that the tower uses to record weather and climate data. We will also be making an air pressure science activity/craft that you can take home with you.

Date of Event: Sat, 04/21/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Spring Nature Hike

Meet the park ranger for a spring hike. We will follow the path along the ridge toward the outcrop know as Luther Rock. Our hike will be located 4000 feet above sea-level. We hope to see a few spring leaves and perhaps the White Blood Root flower blooming along the trail side. bring a jacket and a camera. 922
Date of Event:
Sun, 05/06/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

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107 Beaver Creek School Rd
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Phone: (336) 246-2080
Toll Free: (800) 801-3441