Dunes at Jockey Ridge State Park, Nags Head, North Carolina
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Jockey's Ridge State Park is a state park that includes the tallest active sand dune system in the eastern United States. The park is a day-use only park and has no campgrounds.
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For summer visitors: The sand on the dunes is incredibly hot during the summer months. On average, the sand will be 25 to 30 degrees hotter than the air temperature, so when it's 95 degrees, the sand will be 125 degrees.
Address: West Carolista Dr, Nags Head, North Carolina 27959| Map
Hours: Summer hours (Jun-Aug): Mon-Sun 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day. Seasonal hours vary. For additional details, check schedule. More Info