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Jockey's Ridge State Park is located in Dare County on the
Outer Banks. The entrance to the park, Carolista Drive, is in the town of Nags
Head at milepost 12 on the Hwy 158 Bypass (South Croatan Hwy).
Park Map & Directions
Park Rules & Regulations
Calendar of Programs
The ridge area closes 15 minutes before the park.
November - February, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March, April, September, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May - August, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Sound Side Access Gate
October-March, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April-September, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Park Visitor Center Hours
November - February, 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March - October, 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
· Visitor Center
NC Division of Parks and Recreation
Ridge State Park
P.O. Box 592, Nags Head, NC 27959
Program Registration: (252) 441-2588
Friends of Jockey's Ridge State Park
P.O. Box 358
Nags Head, NC 27959
The 384-foot boardwalk ends with a spectacular view of Jockey's
Ridge. Along the tree-lined walkway are information panels describing the
various plants and animals found around the dunes. There is a bench on the
overlook for visitors who wish to wait for their families playing on the dunes.
Transportation to the top of the dunes may or may not be available until 4:30 PM
pending availability of a vehicle and 24-hour prior notice. Please call
the park office for further details at (252) 441-7132.