"Camping (on Mt Mitchell State Park property)
Family camping: The nine-site family campground is open throughout the year. Only tent camping is allowed. 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. Campsites are available on a first-come basis for a modest fee.
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. "
Note: Deep Gap and Commissary Hill is outside Mt. Mitchell State Park boundaries so camping is allowed at these locations. Potato Hill is outside the boundary as well but camping on top is not that great. Deep Gap is close and has a reliable water source.
I may have missed something, but it seems the Deep Gap trail goes right over the summit. I verified this on my GPS which has Potato Hill summit on it and my elevation was 6440'. Did they re-route the trail to include this on the way from Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap?
You're right. When I first made the post, I didn't realize I was going over the summit. I need to make the correction.
I'm relieved. Was thinking I'd have to do it again! Thanks.
Correction was made.