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A snow-covered scenic view at Mount Mitchell State Park
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Mount Mitchell State Park Over Night Vehicle Permits   

Starting August 22nd - August 28th vehicles parking overnight at Mt Mitchell State Park to access backcountry sites in Pisgah National Forest will not be permitted.

 Posted on: Monday, August 1, 2016 - 6:53pm
Limited Vehicle Access within Mt. Mitchell State Park on Aug. 27th   

Mount Mitchell State Park will be hosting the signature Centennial Celebration for North Carolina State Parks on Saturday, August 27th. There will be limited vehicle access beginning on NC Hwy 128 at the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance to the park. We will provide shuttle services to the park from several regional locations to ensure that visitors may attend the event in a safe and enjoyable manner. Shuttles will not stop to pick up or drop off anywhere along the travel route. Please visit our Centennial Celebration webpage to find out more and sign up for your shuttle spot today!

 Posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 11:22am

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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Nearby Attraction
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Western Regional Archives

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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Phone828-675-4611
mount.mitchell@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

Park Hours:

November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April: - 7am - 8pm
September, October: 7am - 9pm
May - August: 7am - 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: 
Ph 
828-675-1024 
May 1 - August 31, 10am - 8pm daily
September 1 - October 31, 10am - 7pm daily

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