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Grandfather Mountain as a Biosphere Reserve

A hiker enjoys the view at Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Grandfather Mountain as a Biosphere Reserve

Appropriate for ages 10 and up (Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Please leave pets at home.

What makes Grandfather Mountain State Park so special, It is a Biosphere Reserve.  Join Ranger Sicard for a PowerPoint presentation explaining what a Biosphere Reserve is and why Grandfather Mountain State Park is so fortunate to be a Biosphere Reserve. 

Please contact the park office with any questions:  828-963-9522 or grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov.
 

Date of Event: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Start Location: 
Park Office - 9872 Hwy 105 S, Suite 6, Banner Elk (Google Map: https://goo.gl/Uq0vrX)
Contact:

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Phone828-963-9522
grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov
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.

ATTENTION HIKERS:
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