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Mount Mitchell State Park is closed due to snow causing hazardous road conditions. The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed both North and South of the park as well.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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.


 Learn about the environmental conditions and how plants, animals, and rangers live and survive here at Mount Mitchell during winter season


Date of Event:
Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Education Classroom at Summit Area

Learn about two species of ground birds found here at Mount Mitchell and how they thrive in the wilderness



Date of Event:
Fri, 12/21/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Education Classroom at Summit Area

Start the New Year with a hike! A Park Ranger will lead you on the 3/4 mile Balsam Nature Loop Trail at the top of Mount Mitchell, and discus the Park's natural and cultural history. Dress appropriately for severe winter weather! 

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

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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: 
May 1 - August 31, 10am - 8pm daily
September 1 - October 31, 10am - 7pm daily

Concession Stand / Gift Shop:
May - October, 10am - 6pm Thursday through Monday