The trails inside the state park are open, however, the portion of the Black Mountain Crest trail between Cattail Peak and Bollen's Creek remains closed. You may still hike from Mount Mitchell to Mount Craig and as far as Cattail Peak.
Restrooms are open.
The US Forest Service is not permitting camping at Commissary Hill or Deep Gap. There is no overnight parking allowed at Mount Mitchell for those sites.
The campground inside the park is open. Reservations required; no walk-ins permitted. Reserve online or by calling 1-877-722-6762. There is no check-in at the office. Please go straight to your campsite. No firewood is available for sale. Please bring your own kiln-dried firewood.
The following facilities remain closed:
- The Observation Tower on Weekends (Open during the week, unless overcrowding occurs.)
- Gift Shop and Concessions
- Park Office
With social distancing practices in place, it may be necessary to close the park gate during the day if overcrowding becomes a problem.
Please check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly.
To check Blue Ridge Parkway road closures, please visit their website.
Last updated on: Saturday, July 4, 2020