There are many reasons why millions of people visit Jockey's Ridge State Park. Some come to see the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast; others come for the spectacular sunsets. At Jockey's Ridge State Park you can experience the world of the desert. Shifting sands, high winds, extreme temperatures and a lack of water make the park resemble barren environments such as the Sahara Desert. You also can explore the wonders of an estuarine environment. The tidal waters of the Roanoke Sound, the western boundary of the park, is a rich habitat for a variety of plant and animal life, making these waters the source of much of the sea's bounty. Whatever the reason for a visit to Jockey's Ridge, a trip to this unique park will give you even more reasons to come back again and again.

My daughter, grandchildren, and I do this every year. Always a fantastic time

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6 months ago

Have been several times. Be sure to bring water during the summer.

This was so fun! We had our three kids with us ages 10, 10 and 6 and they loved it too!

11 months ago

Great park. We've been here a few times; the first time was in January and it was empty, the second time was in November and it was very crowded. Dogs loved running around in the sand. Gets windy and chilly on the big dunes.

11 months ago

Interesting trail among the dunes. Do not wear shorts when it is windy, the sand will hurt your legs.

Easy trail primarily through maritime thicket and sound estuary habitats. Several wooden bridges and a wooden staircase make this hike simple and enjoyable, and the views of the Sound cap it all off. Lizards and birds abound, also mosquitoes in the warmer months so be prepared.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

great for individuals and families of all sizes and shapes. don't let the steepness of the Dunes scare you, literally, take one baby step at a time up. make sure you stop by kitty Hawk Kites to purchase a Symphony Kite to fly while there. fun, fun, fun!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A beautiful hike. My two year old and I hike this spot all the time!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

It's like being on another planet.
Love. Love. Love.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Started on top of Jockeys Ridge sand dunes and hiked to Jeannette Pier= 5.5 miles. Took about 2hours hiking in the sand. Was very windy and rainy but still is a 'one of a kind' hike. Had a ride waiting for me at the pier. FUN!!!