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Mount Mitchell State Park

The observation deck at Mount Mitchell State Park
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Blue Ridge Parkway Closure
Posted on:  Monday, November 30, 2015 - 1:37pm    

Blueridge Parkway Closure in effect December 1st, 2015 to Spring 2016.  The Blueridge Parkway section from Asheville to Mt Mitchell will be closed December 1st, 2015 until Spring 2016.  Mt Mitchell State Park will only be accessible from Hwy 80 onto the parkway.  For current roadway information visit Blueridge parkway realtime closure map at

Campground Closed for Season
Posted on:  Monday, November 30, 2015 - 1:53pm    

Campground is closed for the season.  Will reopen on May 1, 2016.

Mount Mitchell State Park

One of those places that stand apart from the ordinary, Mount Mitchell’s dramatic summit is the highest point east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet and was inspiration for one of the nation’s first state parks. From its easily accessible observation deck, the spruce-fir forest of Mount Mitchell State Park leads the eye to unmatched views. A museum explains the mountain’s cultural and natural history, and its trail network allows visitors to explore up close, offering short hikes near the summit and challenging treks leading to adjacent wilderness areas. A nine-site tent campground is open in warm-weather months, and backpacking opportunities abound, including entry onto the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. A concession area and a full-service restaurant serve visitors from May to October.

Campers and hikers, please read the Bear Advisory.

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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 7pm
March, April: - 8am - 8pm
September, October: 8am - 9pm
May - August: 8am - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office Hours:
8am - 5pm Monday - Sunday, April - October
8am - 5pm Monday - Friday, November - March

Museum Hours
May - October: 10am - 6pm 

Restaurant Hours: 
May 1 - August 31, 10am - 8pm daily
September 1 - October 31, 10am - 7pm daily

Concession Stand / Gift Shop:
May - October, 10am - 6pm daily