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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.

 

Learn about what birds can thrive here at Mt. Mitchell and ones that are unique to the Black Mountain Range.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Join the naturalist to learn about the diversity of life found here at Mount Mitchell State Park and what they eat and where you might be able to see these mysterious creatures.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Classroom near the Summit

Have you ever thought you would like to be a park ranger? Or what a great job that it must be. Join a ranger as they show you the insides and outs of most of the job duties of a North Carolina State Park Ranger. A few might just surprise you. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Check out some of Mt. Mitchells illusive and mysterious canines that you might be able to see or hear during your visit.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Classroom near the Summit

Learn about the similarities and differences between the Grizzly Bear and the Black Bear. Learn their behaviors, food sources and what they look like. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

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

 

  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
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    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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    8:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays; closed on weekends
     
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    10:00am to 6:00pm
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