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​To Build a Fire

​To Build a Fire

Fire is one of the cornerstones of human civilization that many of us take for granted in today’s modern lifestyle. Could you build a fire if necessary? Join a Park Ranger at Grandfather Mountain State Park to learn techniques on fire building and emergency fire starting for camping, heating or survival. Participants will learn about fuel sources, alternative fire starters and some of the science behind fire. This program will last approximately one hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult and please leave pets at home.  Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. We will meet at the left (north) side of the Lowes Foods parking lot. For more information, contact Luke Appling at the park office 828-963-9522 or email:

Appropriate for all ages - children under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Please no pets.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Lowes Foods (Hwy 105/Hwy 184 intersection) - Banner Elk, NC

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646