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Jockey's Ridge State Park

A June 2006 trip to Nags Head by MonnieR

Jockeys Ridge State Park Photo, Nags Head, North Carolina More Photos
Quote: Sand dunes, salty air; throw in some hang-gliding and it must be Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Jockey's Ridge State Park

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Jockey's Ridge State Park Photo, Nags Head, North Carolina
Seen through a child's eyes, Jockey's Ridge State Park must look like the biggest sandbox in the world. To be sure, it's a wonderful playground; weather permitting, you'll see everything from sand castle-builders to kite-fliers to hang-gliders plying their trade here on any given day (not to mention kids of assorted sizes and ages screaming with delight as they slide down the tall dunes on their backsides).Actually, the 414-acre Jockey's Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States - just don't count on it to be the same the next time you see it. Shifting winds...Read More

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Jockey's Ridge State Park
Milepost 12, Hwy 158 Bypass
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959
(252) 441-7152

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