Have you ever wondered great stories came to be passed down? Join a ranger to learn about the history of storytelling and also hear a few of our own local stories.
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 to learn more about the majestic whitetail deer that stays up here at the Highest Peak. Understand what deer eat and how they handle to harsh climate of Mount Mitchell.
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.
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.
Celebrate Fall with a Ranger led hike along Commissary trail. This moderate trail offers the view of a lifetime with fall foliage colors in bloom. Hikers be prepared for a 2 mile hike. Please bring plenty of water and dress for cold mountain tempatures.
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