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BEAR ENCOUNTERS at Commissary Hill   

There have been BEAR ENCOUNTERS reported at Commissary Hill Primitive Camping Area, located on U.S. Forest Service Land. Camping at Commissary Hill is not advised.

 Posted on: Tuesday, July 24, 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.

 

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.

Date of Event:
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Join a ranger on our Commissary 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.

Date of Event:
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Join a ranger on our Commissary 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. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Park Office

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, 08/26/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Come celebrate Grandparents day at Mt. Mitchell with this short ¾ mile self-guided nature trail starts at its junction with the Mount Mitchell Trail and ends at the tower summit parking lot. ALERT : Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and carry proper gear as the high altitude makes the climate of Mount Mitchell chilly, even in summer.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 2:00pm
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

Map of North Carolina

 

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 Thursday through Monday