Mount Mitchell State Park
03/29/2015 updated at 12:15 pm. Current conditions: 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies, NW winds 5-8 mph. Yesterday's high was 23 degrees with an overnight low of 7 degrees.
Mount Mitchell State Park is open. The section of parkway is open from the junction of highway 80 (milepost 344) to Mount Mitchell. The section of parkway between Mount Mitchell and Asheville is closed.
Year to date snow total 107 inches.
Be advised sections of trails are ice covered.
Updated: 2015-03-29 12:16:13
Sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway may be closed please use the link below to view which sections.
For Real-Time Blue Ridge Parkway closures visit Blue Ridge Parkway Real-Time Closures
Updated: 2014-06-10 09:17:12
2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714
GPS: 35.7528, -82.2737
Do not use the park's mailing address in your GPS device; use the GPS coordinates provided above.
There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places.
In the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, at an elevation 6,684 feet it is the highest point east of the Mississippi. For those who ascend this mighty peak, what looms in the horizon is a feast for the eyes--breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. Forested and forever misty, 1,946-acre Mount Mitchell State Park will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you'll ever experience.