Grandfather Mountain State Park

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Grandfather Mountain State Park

North Carolina


Things To Do

Wildlife Watching


In 2008, the state parks system acquired 2,456 acres along the crest of Grandfather Mountain to become a North Carolina State Park. Any additional tracts or facilities would be identified and prescribed through a public master planning process. The Grandfather Mountain attraction will continue to operate as it has since the 1950s, alongside the new state park but under the continued private management of Grandfather Mountain Inc. The attraction's admission fees continue to provide visitors the grand vistas from the mile-high swinging bridge, and access to the park's nature center, wildlife habitats and other amenities. Popular events, such as the Highland Games and the Singing on the Mountain will still be held at the attraction.

Map of Grandfather Mountain (NC)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.111390, -81.812500