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Campfire Stories

Campfire Stories

Join Ranger Sicard around the campfire to hear "the legend of the Brown Mtn Lights".  Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to sit around the campfire in as Ranger Sicard reads "Belinda and the Brown Mountain Lights" an excerpt out of the book Mountain Ghost Stories and curious tales of Western North Carolina by Randy Russell and Janet Barnett. Along with the story we will discuss some of the thoughts behind these lights and why they occur both factitious and scientifically based. This program will be approximately an hour long and outside so please dress for the local weather conditions and bring a chair to sit in. A campfire will be going to warm up around. 

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Start Location: 
Profile Trail Parking Area, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk

Grandfather Mountain State Park

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

Park Hours:

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.

If you are accessing the state park trails through the private Grandfather Mountain Attraction and parking at the Black Rock or Top Shop Parking Lots, please note that overnight parking is not permitted within the attraction.  If you have a vehicle in their parking lot, you must return from your hike by their closing time. Hikers should contact the attraction for their hours of operation.  828.733.4337
** Important: Be aware that there is no shuttle service from the attraction back to your vehicle at other trailheads. The same is true for hiking from the bridge - there is no shuttle service from the trail parking lots back to vehicles left at the private attraction.  

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