Mount Mitchell State Park

There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places. In the crest of the Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, 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. The 1,946-acre Mount Mitchell State Park will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you'll ever experience.


Types of Tours: Facilities include a concession stand/gift shop that is open daily from May-October.  Light snacks, crafts and books may be purchased.  Restaurant is open daily from May-October.  Naturalist programs are offered daily during season. Self-guided tours also available.  Allow 30-45 minutes for group visit.      
Group Policies: Free admission into park.  Guided tours must be scheduled in advance.  Motorcoach tip: Steep, winding roads and tunnels along the Blue Ridge Parkway with steep winding roads within the park.  Travel is not advised during periods of heavy rain, fog or snow.  Contact restaurant for group reservations (75 capacity).  
Days & Hours of Operation: May-August: 8:00am - 9:00pm
March, April, September, October: 8:00am - 8:00pm
November-February: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Closed Christmas Day 
Miles from Downtown Asheville: 1 hour, 30 minutes   

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Attraction Amenities
  • Accessible
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Public Restroom
Food and Beverage
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Snack Bar/Shop
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