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Park Temporarily CLOSED - Full Capacity   

Mount Mitchell State Park is currently at capacity. We will reopen when crowds subside. 

 Last updated on: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Bear Activity at Commissary Ridge   

There was reported bear activity in the Commissary Ridge area on Saturday, October 23rd. Use extreme caution when hiking in the area. 

 Last updated on: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Gift Shop Closed for the Season on October 28th   

The Gift Shop will close for the season at 5:00pm on Thursday, October 28th. The Gift Shop will reopen May 2022.

 Last updated on: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Mount Mitchell State Park

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Park office

2388 N.C. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

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:
    9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays; closed on weekends
  • April to October:
    9:00am to 5:00pm daily
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • May to October:
    10:00am to 6:00pm


  • The restaurant is currently closed all year for renovations.
  • May 3 to August 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm
  • September 1 to October 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm


  • May 3 to October 28:

9:30am to 5:00pm 


  • July 1 to October 31: Please call the park office several days ahead of your visit to schedule this assistance.




Upcoming Events:

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 3:00pm