• Mount Mitchell - Burnsville, North Carolina

      Roadtrip Attraction
      Sitting at 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is the highest point in North America east of the Mississippi. The peak is marked by a viewing platform offering stunning views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

      Photo by Michael Roth

      If you go:
      The peak is located within Mount Mitchell State Park, and is reached via a road off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The State Park also features camping, hiking trails, a restaurant, and gift shop that is open during summer months.


      2388 State Highway 128
      Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 USA

      Mailing address:
      North Carolina State Parks
      1615 MSC
      Raleigh, NC 27699 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Mount Mitchell State Park Office
      +1 (828) 675-4611

      North Carolina State Park Information
      +1 (919) 733-4181