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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 USA

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Opens Thu 7a
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
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“Standing apart from the ordinary”

There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places. In the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, at an elevation 6,684 feet it is the highest point east of the Mississippi. For those who ascend this mighty peak, what looms in the horizon is a feast for the eyes--breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. Forested and forever misty, 1,946-acre Mount Mitchell State Park will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you'll ever experience.

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Reviewed by
Meganddave2013

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 04, 2014

Quick ride of about 10 minutes off the blue ridge to the summit. Nice views, nice little restaurant and as the tallest peak a cool place to go. If you've done mt. Washington it's not quite as much fun or steep, but still really good.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
rivermomma

  • 17 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 26, 2018

We came from Asheville, expecting to eat breakfast at 8:30and were disappointed that the restaurant didn’t open until 10am. :( But - our 6&9 y/os made the most of it- a PAYPHONE! - a piece of long-lost Americana!! However, when we got in the car, our Verizon and our AT&T services were lost and our GPS stopped working. Be sure to print directions, just in case! ;) (luckily, we did)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Fightingpreacher

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 05, 2016

This was a great hike and pretty difficult. There was only one place that could use a little clear landmarks for hiking. I definitely want to go back.

1 person found this review helpful

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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
Burnsville, North Carolina
28714 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Season End
Oct.
Affiliation
State park or forest
Season Start
May
  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Rec Facilities
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Outdoor Seating
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Campground, Parking, Dining

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