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Events and Programs

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Mount Mitchell State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Check out the similarities and differences between the Black Bear in comparison to the Western Grizzly Bear.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Take a stroll with a ranger to learn about the beautiful wildflowers that are blooming here at Mt. Mitchell and few species blooming on the Parkway. Be prepared for a short hike on the Balsam Nature Trail.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Meet with a ranger to learn about the diversity of life found at the highest peak, Mt. Mitchell. From Big Black Bears, all the way to small rodents like the Cottontail Rabbit.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Learn more about how these mountains were formed and the different types of minerals you can find within the rocks.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Meet with the Naturalist to learn more about our nearest space object, the Moon! We will be able to see our Moon during the day time and learn about how the moon formed and why it is very important to Earth.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot
Contact:

Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Phone828-675-4611
mount.mitchell@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

Park Hours:

November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April: - 7am - 8pm
September, October: 7am - 9pm
May - August: 7am - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office Hours:
8am - 5pm Monday - Sunday, April - October
8am - 5pm Monday - Friday, November - March

Museum Hours
May - October: 10am - 6pm 

Restaurant Hours: 
Ph 
828-675-1024 
May 1 - August 31, 10am - 8pm daily
September 1 - October 31, 10am - 7pm daily

Concession Stand / Gift Shop:
May - October, 10am - 6pm daily