The Park is open with access from Rt. 80 to the Blue Ridge Parkway south. The Blue Ridge parkway is closed south of the Park.
Please click here for a map of the Blue Ridge Parkway Closures:
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.
Mount Mitchell State Park
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