Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, NC

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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...

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Description

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, 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.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Fireplace Grill
  • Group Grill
  • Picnic Tables
Alerts and Important Information
Gate Hours:
  • November - February: 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
  • March & April: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • May - August: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • September & October: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
1481 Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd
West Jefferson  NC  28694

Phone Number:

Information:  (336)246-9653