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Mount Mitchell State Park is now open. Please exercise caution when hiking. Not all trails have been cleared of storm debris.

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 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.


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.

Date of Event:
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Summit Picnic Shelters

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.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

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:
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

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:
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Upper Summit Parking Lot

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.

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/07/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Main Office

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