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Mount Mitchell State Park, NC

Photo: Mount Mitchell State Park
Status: Open through Mon Nov 10 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Sep 21 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:002, Mount Mitchell State Park Shelters
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Pets Allowed Accessible
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Reservation Window: Wed Oct 22 2014 – Mon Sep 21 2015

Check-in: 8:00 am

Departure date:
Check-out: 8:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Picnic Shelter
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • ADA Accessible: Y
  • Site Access: Walk-In
  • Checkin Time: 8:00 am
  • Checkout Time: 8:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Day
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 20
  • Pets Allowed: Y
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 14
  • Fire Pit: Y
  • Grills: Y
  • Looking For Category: Day Use
  • Distance from parking lot to site: 60
  • Distance to Restrooms: 450
  • Num of Picnic Tables: 2
  • Proximity to Drinking Water: 10

Alerts and Important Information


Alcoholic beverages, firearms (including fireworks) and other weapons are prohibited.
Pets are allowed except in park buildings and swim areas, but they must be on a leash no longer than six feet and cannot be left unattended.
A special activity permit is required for special events like weddings, bike events, festivals, etc. Please contact the park office for further information.
Unlicensed vehicles and motorcycles, golf carts, ATV's and mini-bikes are prohibited with the exception of mobility-aid devices used by a mobility-impaired person. All vehicles are prohibited from walkways, trails and other areas not designated for such purposes.



Mount Mitchell State Park's gate hours are: November-February 8 am - 6 pm. March and October 8 am - 8 pm. April and September 8 am - 8 pm. May-August 8 am - 9 pm.
Gates lock at specific hours posted upon entering the park throughout the year.
North Carolina state park rules and regulations are posted in each park and enforced by rangers. Violating these rules and regulations is a misdemeanor and may result in a fine and revocation of permit.
State vehicle and traffic laws are enforced, and the speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
Hike at your own risk. Search-and-rescue crews and helicopter support may be unable to reach hiking or backcountry camping parties in bad weather. Do not rely on GPS, cell-phone, or rescue beacon devices to prevent/survive emergencies.
North Carolina state parks are wildlife sanctuaries; no hunting is allowed and collecting plants, minerals and artifacts is prohibited. State fishing regulations are enforced.

Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.