Mount Mitchell State Park in Western North Carolina

Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina lies in the Pisgah National Forest and boasts the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. It’s elevation reaches to the sky at 6684 feet (give or take an inch, I’d imagine).

The first photo is a view from the observation deck at the summit. The road in the photo is 128, which is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

View from the observation deck on Mt. Mitchell
Beautiful view from Mt. Mitchell

This is the observation deck atop the summit of Mt. Mitchell:

Observation Deck on Mt. Mitchell
Signs don't lie. That's over a mile high!

And here is a photo I took just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way down from Mt. Mitchell.

View of western North Carolina's mountains
Lovely view of the mountains

1 thought on “Mount Mitchell State Park in Western North Carolina

  1. Dave C says:

    Wow! Your pic of the mountains from the BR Pkwy (the one after the Mt. Mitchell observation deck) is amazing. Truly one of the most beautiful I’ve seen of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Is the lake in the pic Burnett Reservoir?

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