Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Upcoming Events 2018

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Junior Ranger Camp

Join us for a week of fun and adventure as we explore what makes Mt. Jefferson special. We will discover the plants, animals, and geology of the area, with the help of some fun activities and crafts. This program is designed for ages 7-14. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. 925

Date of Event: Sun, 07/08/2018 – 10:00am to 11:30am
Start Location: Picnic Area

Painting the Mountain (All supplies provided for free)

The views on Mt. Jefferson are legendary and always changing with the seasons. Come up for an hour of creativity, and try your hand at painting. A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant. Tempera paints and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last. No experience necessary. This program is for adults and children. 925

Date of Event: Sat, 07/14/2018 – 10:00am
Start Location: Picnic Area

Night Hike Adventure

Meet the park ranger for a one-mile round-trip night hike into the darkness along Mt. Jefferson’s famous ridgeline. We will seek out amazing views, observe stars, and the shimmering lights from town 1600 feet below us. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous, Appalachian night hikes are challenging. Children over 7 are welcome but must be closely supervised. 922

Date of Event: Wed, 07/18/2018 – 8:30pm
Start Location: 1st overlook

Summer Nature Hike

This will be a one-mile round trip hike through Mt Jefferson’s unique amphibolite forest. We will be looking at rocks, trees, flowers, and birds bring sturdy shoes and water. 921

Date of Event: Sat, 07/21/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Meet at the first overlook

Night Hike Adventure

Meet the park ranger for a one-mile round-trip night hike into the darkness along Mt. Jefferson’s famous ridgeline. We will seek out amazing views, observe stars, and the shimmering lights from town 1600 feet below us. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous, Appalachian night hikes are challenging. Children over 7 are welcome but must be closely supervised. 922

Date of Event: Sat, 07/21/2018 – 8:30pm
Start Location: 1st Overlook

Luther Rock Hike

Join us for a beautiful hike up to Luther Rock. We will meet at the picnic area at the top of Mt. Jefferson. From there we will travel along the Rhododendron Trail until we reach Luther Rock. The hike will be a moderate hike with a distance of approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes and plenty of water. 925

Date of Event: Sun, 07/22/2018 – 10:00am
Start Location: Picnic Area

Painting the Mountain (All supplies provided for free)

The views on Mt. Jefferson are legendary and always changing with the seasons. Come up for an hour of creativity, and try your hand at painting. A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant. Tempera paints and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last. No experience necessary. This program is for adults and children. 922

Date of Event: Sun, 07/22/2018 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

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