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Blog :: 10-2016

Visit Mt. Mitchell

Mount Mitchell State Park

One of those places that stand apart from the ordinary, Mount Mitchell’s dramatic summit is the highest point east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet and was inspiration for one of the nation’s first state parks. From its easily accessible observation deck, the spruce-fir forest of Mount Mitchell State Park leads the eye to unmatched views. A museum explains the mountain’s cultural and natural history, and its trail network allows visitors to explore up close, offering short hikes near the summit and challenging treks leading to adjacent wilderness areas. A nine-site tent campground is open in warm-weather months, and backpacking opportunities abound, including entry onto the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. A concession area and a full-service restaurant serve visitors from May to October.

Campers and hikers, please read the Bear Advisory.


Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128

Burnsville, NC 28714



Latitude: 35.752800

Longitude: -82.273700

Park Hours:

November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April: - 7am - 8pm
September, October: 7am - 9pm
May - August: 7am - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office Hours:
8am - 5pm Monday - Sunday, April - October
8am - 5pm Monday - Friday, November - March



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    The Yancey County Historial Association

    The Yancey County Historical Association is very proud to offer an ever growing genealogy library for those researching their family histories.

    The collection includes:
    Census records, Revolutionary and Civil War records, local family history files, locally published works and cemetery records for more than 700 cemetery and gravesites in the county.

    The genealogy library is equipped with internet access to many of the surrounding libraries.
    The History Association Staff can offer assistance to you in your research, upon request.



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