The New Profile Trailhead is Open. It is .3 mile south of the old trailhead on highway 105. The address is 4198 Highway 105, Banner Elk 28646.Posted on: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 7:09am
The Daniel Boone Backpack Campsite is the only campsite that can be reserved in advance. The site is a primitive campsite restricted to one group of 6-12 campers. Camping fees apply.
All other campsites are walk-in only (first-come, first-served availability), with no camping fee at this time.
The campsite is located on the Daniel Boone Scout Trail, two miles from the Boone Fork Parking Lot off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Elevation gain to this site is approximately 1,000 feet. Directions to this parking area can be found here.
Reservations may be made as late as one day in advance. If the site is not reserved by midnight, the site is available for walk-ins for one night without the reservation fee. Reservations will be posted at the trailhead by 8:30am during peak season. Walk-ins must check in with the park office at 828-963-9522 or the kiosk at the Boone Fork parking lot for current reservations and must vacate the site by 2:00 pm if it is reserved for that night.
Camping permits are required, even with a reservation. Permits are located at the self-registration area near the Boone Fork Parking area.
Call 1-877-722-6762 or visit the reservations website to make reservations for the Daniel Boone Campsite.
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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.
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646