Hours and Rates

Lady taking picture of bear

2016 Attraction Admission

(Access Via Automobile Through Main Gate)

Phone: 828-733-4337 (Gate) 800-468-7325 (Office)
Adult 13-59 $20
Senior 60+ $18
Child 4-12 $9
Children under 4 Free

Hours

Ticket sales end one hour before the park closes.

Grandfather Mountain is open every day of the year, weather permitting, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Mountain also closes early on Christmas Eve and occasionally on other dates for staff training.

We recommend you arrive before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. on summer weekends, holidays and fall color weekends to avoid our busiest times at the Entrance Gate. If you can only schedule your visit for midday, we will always be ready to take care of your travel party.

Early Spring Hours (starting March 12, 2016) SAT/SUN ONLY:
Ticket Sales: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.WEEKDAYS:
Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Spring Hours
(starting March 19, 2016)
DAILY:
Ticket Sales: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
(starting May 27, 2016)
Ticket Sales: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fall Hours
(starting Sept. 6, 2016)
Ticket Sales: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

First four weekends in October
Ticket Sales: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Winter Hours Ticket Sales: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Need help planning your visit?

Click here to download a brochure or give us a call at (800) 468-7325!

I was amazed with the scenery and the way the mountains just made my mouth drop in awe and wonder.  I have began hiking as a hobby lately after having a major back surgery in January 2010.  Now after coming there I have a new goal to hike up MacRae Peak so we will be coming back in a few months  and hopefully bring more people with us.  We really enjoyed the natural habitat and the bears. You people really know how to entertain us. The staff was very very and a special thanks to Jill on top of the Mountain at the Swinging Bridge for explaining the points and mountains to us.  She is to be my tour guide when I come back !
Kent
Troutman, NC
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