Family camping: The nine-site family campground allows only tent camping. Each site is equipped with a grill and picnic table. Modern restrooms for use during warm seasons are located nearby. Showers and hot water are not provided. In the winter, campers have access to pit toilets, and no running water is available.

Pack-in camping: Campers may leave vehicles in the park overnight to backpack into the Pisgah National Forest. Visitors who leave their vehicles in the park must register on the forms provided at the trailheads near the parking area or at the park office. Mount Mitchell offers a choice of trails from which to enjoy the nearby alpine woodlands.

Mount Mitchell is the highest peak (6,684 feet) in the eastern United States. Those who ascend this mighty peak will find breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys.