Due to the incoming rain and snow, Mount Mitchell and the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closing at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 18th. The parkway closure will be from NC Hwy 80 (mile post 344) to Craggy Picnic Area (mile post 364) This will include back country access from the park. Please call the park for further information, and check the website for up-to-date closures, and reopenning status. Park Office: 828-675-4611.Last updated on: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Check the reservations website for availability and prices.
In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:
Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.
Two picnic shelters at the Summit area each accommodate up to 16 people. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. Both shelters are handicap accessible.
The classroom, located in the Summit area, accommodates up to 25 people. Concession stand, restrooms, gift shop, museum are nearby. The building is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park. The classroom is available May through October.
The lounge is available one mile on the right after entering the park gate. It accommodates up to 75 people, and restrooms and a restaurant are nearby. Reservations are required, along with a Special Activity Permit. The lounge is available May through October.
2388 N.C. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714
GPS: 35.7528, -82.2737
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
May - October: 10am - 6pm
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