Hours and Rates

2021 Park Admission

(Presently, tickets are only available through online reservations. Click here to book your visit!)

Phone: 828-733-4337 (Gate) 800-468-7325 (Office)
Adult 13-59 $22
Senior 60+ $20
Child 4-12 $9
Children under 4 Free


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.

During times of inclement weather, the park may close early or delay opening until conditions improve. On occasion, weather may cause the mountain close halfway (past the Nature Museum to the Mile High Swinging Bridge), during which half-priced admission will be charged. To determine the day’s conditions, visitors are encouraged to call the Entrance Gate at (828) 733-4337 before making the trip.

Spring Hours
(starting March 14, 2021)
Ticket Sales: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
(starting May 22, 2021)
Ticket Sales: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fall Hours
(starting Sept. 7, 2021)

Ticket Sales: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Winter Hours
(starting Nov. 1, 2021)
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!