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Pat McCrory, Governor John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate Contact: Charlie Peek
Date: 2014-02-03 Phone: (919) 218-4622

Chimney Rock State Park primary visitor area to close for road repair project

RALEIGH -- The Chimney Rock Access at Chimney Rock State Park will be closed beginning Tuesday for up to three weeks as repairs are made to the main entrance road, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

This closure affects the Chimney Rock spire and its elevator access, the Outcroppings Trail and all other visitor facilities in the vicinity.

In May, a 75-foot section in one lane of the road collapsed during a period of heavy rainfall. A contractor will be replacing a retaining wall that supports the section of roadway near the park entrance. After a 21-day construction period, single-lane access to the park will be available as road repair continues.

Throughout the period, the park’s Rumbling Bald Climbing Access will remain open.

For more information, contact the park office at 828-625-1823.

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