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Park News

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
Park News

Each of North Carolina’s state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. And, visitors are frequently finding new ways to explore a park’s unique cultural and natural resources. Check these pages to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.

Ask a Ranger: Winter at Mount Mitchell

After you take your First Day Hike, come with us on our virtual hike with Ranger Carla at Mount Mitchell. You'll learn about some of the winter residents that call Mount Mitchell home.


2019 Seasonal Job Opportunities

Are you interested in working at one of North Carolina’s beautiful state parks? Do you enjoy beautiful views and working with the public?  Come join our staff at Mount Mitchell State Park, the highest mountain east of the Mississippi. 

2388 N.C. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

Office: 828-675-4611
Restaurant: 828-675-1888


Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.7528, -82.2737


  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • November to March:
    8:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays; closed on weekends
  • April to October:
    8:00am to 5:00pm daily
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • May to October:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
  • May 3 to August 31:
    9:00am to 8:00pm
  • September 1 to October 31:
    9:00am to 7:00pm
  • May 24 to October 31:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Friday through Monday