04/20/2015 updated at 7:55 am. Current conditions: 44 degrees with patchy fog and heavy rain. Yesterday's high was 51 degrees with an overnight low of 42 degrees. Park received 2.98 inches of rainfall throughout yesterday and last night.
Mount Mitchell State Park is open. The parkway is open from the junction of highway 80 (milepost 344) to Mount Mitchell and the section of parkway between Mount Mitchell and Asheville.