Mount Mitchell State Park

The observation deck at Mount Mitchell

Get involved with North Carolina State Parks
Join a Friends group to promote, support, and advocate for our state parks system. Contact High Peaks Trail Association or Friends of State Parks.

Mount Mitchell State Park current information ... details ±
Blue Ridge Parkway closures... ... details ±

Make an Online Reservation or Call 1-877-722-6762

(828) 675-4611

mount.mitchell@ncparks.gov

2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714
GPS: 35.7528, -82.2737

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.