Ashe County Park

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Ashe County Park

336-977-3414

http://www.asheparks.com/
Ashe Park Road, Jefferson, NC 28640
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Disc Golf

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Ashe County Park is home to the High Country Disc Golf Course. Possibly one of the best courses in the world, it offers an experience that is both FUN and challenging for all skill levels with hills, nice views, water hazards and OB’s.

Ashe County Park Shelters

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Inside the beautiful Ashe Park there are three shelters equipped with picnic tables and a grill to accommodate your needs. After entering the park and passing the All Star ball field on your right you will find the Mount Jefferson Shelter at the top of the hill, also on your right. As you continue on in the park, passing the upper parking lot and the maintenance building you will find the Russ Blevins Shelter at the bottom of the hill. The final and largest of the three, the Lakeview Shelter, is located directly behind Phoenix lake, which is equipped with two fishing piers and is stocked several times a year. You should contact the park about rates and availability for the shelters.

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Ashe County Parks & Recreation.

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Stone Mountain State Park

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Stone Mountain State Park

336-957-8185

stone.mountain@ncparks.gov
3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC 28668
GPS: 36.387300, -81.027300

Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain’s base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park.

Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 14,100 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.

Nation’s Inn is located about an hour from Stone Mountain State Park through the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

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New River State Park

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New River State Park

336-982-2587

new.river@ncparks.gov
358 New River State Park Road, Laurel Springs, NC 28644
GPS: 36.467680, -81.340350

The New River was named a National Wild and Scenic River in 1976 and it wildly winds through some of the best North Carolina mountain scenery. New River State Park is base camp for exploration of this river at two principal spots—Wagoner Road Access and US 221 Access. Both offer walk-in camping a few hundred feet from parking areas and both offer paddling access. Primitive, canoe-in camping is available at downstream access areas. Brief trips or multi-day excursions can be arranged with private outfitters or careful planning if visitors bring kayaks or canoes. It’s easy to combine paddling, camping, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing. A visitor center with exhibit hall complements interpretive programs on the river’s history and ecology, and a community building can be rented for family or group gatherings.

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Wagoner Road Access New River State Park.

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to New River State Road Access, New River State Park.

https://www.ncparks.gov/new-river-state-park

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

(336) 246-9653

mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694
GPS: 36.397660, -81.473466

Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for area motorists. Acquaint yourself with this mighty peak by viewing it first from the Mount Jefferson Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rising as a long, forested prominence, its dark color is conspicuous among neighboring peaks on the Ashe plateau.

Though the mountain is magnificent from a distance, Mount Jefferson is best appreciated up close. On a clear day, you can see for miles from its peak. A great part of Ashe County spreads out below; fields, farms, forests and mountains mingle in kaleidoscopic patterns. On the horizon, the Blue Ridge Mountains form a striking backdrop.

Yet what looms in the distance is no more spectacular than what is right before your eyes, for the forests of Mount Jefferson are a botanical paradise. The interesting and unusual plant life of the park rendered it worthy of designation as a national natural landmark.

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Mount Jefferson State Natural Area.

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Lansing Creeper Trail Park

Lansing Creeper Trail Park

The Town of Lansing operates Creeper Trail Park for the enjoyment of Town and County residents alike. The Park has grown tremendously in recent years, and offers numerous recreational opportunities including walking trails, mountain biking, fishing, a dog park, a community garden, a swing set, and camping. Additionally, the Park hosts several community events throughout the year and offers space that can be rented for private events. For more information about the Park or to schedule an event, please contact Lansing Town Hall at (336)384-3938.

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Lansing Creeper Trail Park.

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Elk Knob State Park

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Elk Knob State Park

828-297-7261

elk.knob@ncparks.gov
5564 Meat Camp Road, Todd, NC 28684
GPS: 36.332586, -81.690640

Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina State Parks System. Currently, it is in an interim development stage with a park office/contact station, a maintenance facility, picnic area, parking areas, a trail to the summit of Elk Knob, and backcountry camping areas. At this time, visitors can hike to the summit by following a newly constructed trail 1.9 miles to the summit.

We are located about 35 min from the park.

Elk Knob State Park

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Elk Knob State park, we suggest you use Route 1 which utilizes NC 194.

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Smoky Mountain Barbecue

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Family oriented, fast service BBQ restaurant that also serves fried chicken, fried fish, country ham and a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts. Roast Beef Thursday is also a huge hit! Open for lunch and supper Monday-Saturday. Closed Sundays. Smoky Mtn BBQ sells the famous A.B. Vannoy cured hams which are cured naturally throughout the year by salt, brown sugar and fresh mountain air with no preservatives ever added. Come by today and partake in some of the best food in West Jefferson and you will leave with a smile guaranteed and even perhaps a fresh A.B. Vannoy cured ham!

Phone: 336-246-6818
1008 S. Jefferson Ave.
West Jefferson, NC 28694

HOURS
SUNDAY CLOSED
MONDAY 10:30 AM – 9 PM
TUESDAY 10:30 AM – 9 PM
WEDNESDAY 10:30 AM – 9 PM
THURSDAY 10:30 AM – 9 PM
FRIDAY 10:30 AM – 10 PM
SATURDAY 10:30 AM – 10 PM

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Smoky Mountain Barbecue.

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