Mount Mitchell State Park

Description

Milepost 355.4. In the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, at an elevation 6,684 feet it is the highest point east of the Mississippi. A short trail beginning at the summit parking lot leads to the stone observation platform. On a clear day, visitors can see as far as 85 miles and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Pisgah National Forest. The body of Dr. Elisha Mitchell is buried next to the platform where a stone marker recounts his work in the Black Mountains.Today, scientists have determined that air pollution and acid-laden precipitation are also contributing to the long term decline of Mount Mitchell's spruce-fir forests. Comfort stations, camping, hiking, interpretive displays.

Address

2358 State Hwy. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

Lat/Long

35.75659000, -82.27209000
Visit Website
(828) 675-4611

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