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Campground Closure   

As of October 17, 2018, the Mount Mitchell Campground will be closed for the season due to freezing conditions.

 Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Fall Foliage    

Here is the link to one of the Friends of Mount Mitchell's web cams, for an up to date view of the fall foliage.

 Posted on: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Events and Programs

Click here to view these events on our Calendar 


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 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:
Thu, 10/25/2018 - 1:00pm
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