On March 3, 1915, the North Carolina General Assembly authorized Mount Mitchell as the first state park.
Gov. Pat McCrory plans to join us at William B. Umstead State Park (Highway 70 Entrance) on Tuesday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. to commemorate this important milestone in state parks history. Please join us for this special event.
The event is planned for outside if the weather permits. Please plan to arrive early since parking is limited.
North Carolina state parks report record attendance of
15.6 million visitors in 2014