Mount Mitchell, the broad, central dome of the massive Black Mountain Range, rises 6,684 feet, the highest point in eastern America. This state park offers a range of interpretive programs and exhibits, as well as tent camping, picnic area, restaurant, and observation tower.
A Mount Mitchell State Park map with trail information is available at the state park headquarters, two miles up NC State Highway 128 from the park entrance. For information, call 828-675-4611. http://www.ncparks.gov
Mount Mitchell State Park is open daily May-October, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The restaurant is open daily May 1 - August 31, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and September 1 - October 31, 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The Concession Stand/Gift Shop (restrooms available) is open daily May - October, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., dailyMap