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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 USA

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Wed 7a-9p
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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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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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.

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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)

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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.

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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
Burnsville, North Carolina
28714 USA


Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Rec Facilities
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Outdoor Seating
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