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.
Events and Programs
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.
Join a ranger on our Balsam Trail to learn about the natural history behind Mt. Mitchell and to get an overall understanding of the ecology and wildlife found at the Highest Peak.
Meet with a ranger to learn about the Cultural and Natural History of Mt. Mitchell and the people who brought this natural wonder to life.
Learn about the similarities and differences between the Grizzly Bear and the Black Bear. Learn their behaviors, food sources and what they look like.
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.
Mount Mitchell State Park
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
May - October: 10am - 6pm
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