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PARK REOPENED 12/13/2018   

After many hours of hard work clearing snow from the parking lot and drive, the park has been deemed safe and reopened to the public.

Please be aware that the Profile Parking Area still has large snow banks around the edges, but the asphalt is dry.

Access to the Daniel Boone Scout Trail will depend upon Blue Ridge Parkway closures. Visitors should consult the NPS real-time map of Blue-Ridge Parkway closures before heading to that side of the park:

https://www.nps.gov/maps/full.html?mapId=e212fcb5-4ff9-4787-bbe4-3d40cc0...

As of 10 AM Thursday Dec. 13, The BRP is closed in our area.

Once the snow has melted, visitors will be able to access the Daniel Boone Scout trail from Asutsi Parking on US Hwy 221. Currently, there is nowhere to park.

 Last updated on: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trail Closure Update- 11/30/2018   

 CLOSED:

Nuwati and Cragway trails

ALL campsites on Nuwati Trail:
Streamside, The Hermitage, Storyteller’s Rock and The Refuge

Boone Fork foot bridge which connects the Boone Fork parking area with Tanawha and Daniel Boone Scout trails (hikers need to use another access)

 
ALL CLOSURES ANTICIPATED UNTIL AT LEAST JULY, 2019

 
Campers must register at Profile Trail Head regardless of where your hike begins.
 
Contact us for more information:
(828) 963-9522
grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov
www.facebook.com/grandfathermountainstatepark
 

 Last updated on: Friday, November 30, 2018

Directions

Profile Trail Parking Area:
4198 NC Hwy 105 N
Banner Elk, NC 28604

From Asheville (approx 70 mi): Travel I-40 East (approx 21 mi). Take Exit 72 and follow US-70 E (Old Fort) to US-221 N (approx 11.5 miles). Turn left and follow US-221 for approximately 32 miles. Turn right onto Newland Hwy. At the next intersection, turn left onto 105 S and travel approximately 4.5 miles. Profile Trail Parking area will be on the right about a quarter mile past NC 184 (McDonald's & Lowes Foods) [Click for Google directions]

From Winston-Salem (approx 100 mi): Travel I-40 W to US-421 N Exit. Travel west on 421 through Wilkesboro to Boone (approx 81 mi). Turn left onto 105 S. Profile Trail Parking area will be on the left (approx 13 mi). [Click for Google directions]

Interim Park Office Physical Address:
9872 Hwy 105 S.
Grandfather View Village
Banner Elk, NC 28604
[Map to Park Office]

Contact:

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Phone828-963-9522
grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

Map of North Carolina

 

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646