Mount Mitchell State Park

North Carolina State Park

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2388 State Hwy 128 Burnsville, NC 28714 828-675-4611 Official Website

GPS: 35.7598, -82.2713

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Overview of Mount Mitchell State Park

Number of Sites 9

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May-Oct.

Elevation 4,757 ft / 1,449 m

Tent Camping Yes

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jfxtad3 asked on 8/27/2021

Are reservations required?

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Reviews of Mount Mitchell State Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review
“Pisgah Forest no longer allows free camping ”

Reviewed 6/27/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

I wanted to write this post to make those aware that the Pisgah Forest no longer allows free camping. I went there last night to camp (as I have several items) and the park manager told me they no longer allow free camping and he’s not sure if they ever will again. I couldn’t find this disclosed anywhere on their website either.

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Nathan @ Wand'rly
Ford E-350
383 reviews
“King of the Eastern Mountains, let no claims go otherwise go unpunished!”

Reviewed 4/13/2017

Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

A man gave his life to get his name on this mountain, or rather, a man's name was given the mountain thanks to the fact that he fought hard to get it listed as the highest and then kind of done went and fell off of a cliff when he was going back to prove it.

Though Reserve America will tell you otherwise, from what we saw (this was several years ago), nothing more than a small van could ever fit here. It's primarily for tenting, which is what we did, for one ridiculously cold Autumn night. If I hadn't knocked a few back we probably would have left as at the time we lived relatively close to here, and our house had the ability to flip a switch and magically defeat all of Old Man Winter's most dastardly deeds.

No cell reception whatsoever, but again this was maybe five years ago now.

Site Quality

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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