Parks In Our Area
Explore our area state and country parks!
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area - Rising abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape. Five hiking trails allow exploration of rare geology and plant communities, including a child-friendly TRACK trail and a strenuous scramble along the mountain’s ridgeline. Picnic grounds with shelter.
New River State Parks (3 in our area) - 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 three spots—Wagoner Road access and US 221 access and Elk Shoals.
Elk Knob State Park - Features one of the highest peaks in North Carolina’s high country at 5,520 feet and one of the parks system’s finest trails to the spectacular views from the summit. The park attempts to stay open throughout the winter and is the only one in the system offering cross-country skiing (although skiers must provide their own equipment).
Stone Mountain State Park - The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity – camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and more.
Grandfather Mountain State Park - Grandfather Mountain has been an icon in North Carolina’s landscape for generations, offering stunning scenery and unmatched ecological diversity. Access to 12 miles of trails. The mile-high swinging bridge and other attractions.
Ashe County Park - Picnic shelters, disc golf course, trout pond, skate park, baseball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, playground, trails and more
West Jefferson Park - Amenities include tennis courts, baseball field, large playground, basketball court, swings, a jumbo slide, clean restrooms, picnic tables and lots of green space for any activity. A lighted walking trail.
Lansing Creeper Trail Park - The Park offers numerous recreational opportunities including walking trails, mountain biking, fishing, a dog park, a community garden, a swing set, and camping.