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Wilderness Versus Backcountry

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Wilderness Versus Backcountry

Meet with a ranger to learn about the difference between camping within wilderness versus backcountry. Furthermore, to learn what the park service does to try and protect these areas.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
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:
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Museum Hours
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Restaurant Hours: 
May 1 - August 31, 10am - 8pm daily
September 1 - October 31, 10am - 7pm daily

Concession Stand / Gift Shop:
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