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A dark view of Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 N.C. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

Office: 828-675-4611
Restaurant: 828-675-1888
mount.mitchell@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.7528, -82.2737

 

Hours

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  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to March:
    8:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays; closed on weekends
     
  • April to October:
    8:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • May to October:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
     

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  • May 3 to August 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • September 1 to October 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Next year (2020) the restaurant will be closed for renovations.
     

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  • May 24 to October 31:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
     

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  • July 1 to October 31:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Friday through Sunday
     
  • At any other time:
    Please call the park office several days ahead of your visit to schedule this assistance.
     
Park Closure   

Mount Mitchell State Park is closed due to icy road conditions. The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed form Rt 80 north of the park to Craggy Gardens south of the park. Please check the Blue Ridge Road Closure Map for up to date information. https://www.nps.gov/maps/full.html?mapId=e212fcb5-4ff9-4787-bbe4-3d40cc0d0daa#12/35.7625/-82.2

 Last updated on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Winter Hours   

Please note Mt. Mitchell State Park is now operating on our Winter Hours Schedule from 7am to 6pm EST. The Museum, Gift Shop, Concession Stand, Restaurant, and Campground are now closed for the season. The Park Office will remain open from 8am-5pm Monday - Friday. 
The only open restrooms are located at the Park Office.

 Last updated on: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hiking

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Picnicking

Try a mile-high picnic at Mount Mitchell. The shady picnic area, open year-round, is located at the north end of the summit parking lot. Forty picnic tables, stone grills and drinking water supply all the essentials. Two picnic shelters with fireplaces are perfect for group picnics. Each shelter accommodates up to 16 people. Use of the shelters is free of charge unless reservations are requested.

Concession Stand / Gift Shop

A concession stand and gift shop, adjacent to the summit parking lot, is open daily from May through October from 10am until 6pm. Light snacks, crafts and books may be purchased here. Restrooms are also available.

Restaurant

Enjoy a relaxing meal in the restaurant located approximately a half mile from the park office. Open May through October, hungry hikers and tourists will enjoy the restaurant's food as well as its scenic views. Open 7 days a week from 10am until one hour before park closing May through October.