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A dark view of Mount Mitchell State Park
TRAIL CONDITIONS & PARK STATUS    

Use extra caution on all trails!
Hiking trails eroded due to storm damage.

Concession Stand is operating Friday - Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm until further notice.

Given the continued threat of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, face masks are REQUIRED for indoor areas of Mount Mitchell State Park.
 
The following facilities are CLOSED for the year: 
     Restaurant
     Restrooms at the Summit (Port-a-lets only)   
 
Overnight parking is permitted for people backcountry camping in the surrounding National Forest. Please fill out a parking pass and leave it on the dashboard of your car. Passes are located in the boxes where the overnight parking signs are at the summit parking lot. There is no overnight parking permitted at the park office.
 
Please check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly.
 
To check Blue Ridge Parkway road closures, please visit their website at https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm#13/35.5826/-82.4749
(Mount Mitchell is located at Mile Marker 355.)

 
Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes.
 

 Last updated on: Sunday, September 5, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Mount Mitchell State Park


Contact the park
 

828-675-4611

mount.mitchell@ncparks.gov

 

Restaurant


 


Address
 

Park office

2388 N.C. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

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:
    9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays; closed on weekends
     
  • April to October:
    9:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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

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  • The restaurant is currently closed all year for renovations.
     
  • May 3 to August 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • September 1 to October 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm
     


 

  • May 3 to October 31:

9:30am to 5:00pm 
 

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  • July 1 to October 31: Please call the park office several days ahead of your visit to schedule this assistance.

 

 

 

Area information

Mount Mitchell State Park is located in Yancey County, 33 miles north of Asheville off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker #355.

From the West

From Asheville, take the Blue Ridge Parkway north to mile marker #355 and turn left onto NC 128, which leads to the park. Winter conditions may cause delays or closures on the parkway.

To access the park from Asheville when the Parkway is closed from that side, take I-40 East to exit 72, which is the Old Fort Hwy 70 exit. You will go east (through Old Fort) for about 10 miles until you come to NC 80. You will turn left (north) on NC 80 and stay on it for 16 miles. Turn left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. Follow the signs from there.

From the East

From I-40 West, take exit 86, NC 226 to Marion/Shelby. NC 226 merges with US 221 and US 70 in Marion. Veer left on US 70. After about two miles, turn north on NC 80. Follow NC 80 north/northeast for 16 miles. Turn left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. Follow the parkway to mile marker #355 and turn right onto NC 128, which leads to the park.

From Highway 19, travel south on Highway 80 and turn right onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. Follow the parkway south to mile marker #355 and turn onto NC 128, which leads to the park.

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 9:00am
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 11:00am
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 11:00am