Mount Mitchell State Park

Mount Mitchell State Park
Burnsville, NC

The highest point east of the Mississippi River. Mount Mitchell rises more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds.

Mount Mitchell State Park

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Just about an hour from Morganton is the highest point east of the Mississippi River. Mount Mitchell rises more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds. Breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. Forested and forever misty, 1,946-acre Mount Mitchell State Park offers hiking, biking, waterfalls, picnicking and gift shop.

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