Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area



  • 1481 Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd.

    West Jefferson,   NC   28694


Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for the area. 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.

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1481 Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd.
West Jefferson NC 28694


Latitude: 36° 23' 51.72" / Longitude: -81° 28' 24.6"

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