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Mount Mitchell State Park open only from BRP North side.   

Mount Mitchell State Park is open and only accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway North by way of US Highway 80. The Blue Ridge Parkway South towards Ashville is still closed due to wind damage from hurricane Irma. Vistors travelling to Mount Mitchell from the South should use I-40 or US 19E to gain acess to Highway 80. Please continue to check our website for updates.

 Posted on: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:43pm
Reservable Facilities

Check the reservations website for availability and prices. 

In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:

Picnic Shelters

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. 


Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

Park Hours:

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

Museum Hours
May - October: 10am - 6pm 

Restaurant Hours: 
May 1 - August 31, 10am - 8pm daily
September 1 - October 31, 10am - 7pm daily

Concession Stand / Gift Shop:
May - October, 10am - 6pm daily