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Elevator Out of Service July 9 / Hickory Nut Falls Trail Open to the Public / PERMIT ALERT: New Rumbling Bald Climbing Permits
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The park elevator is temporarily out of service on July 9. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working on getting service restored. Visitors can access the Chimney via the Outcroppings Trail.
The Hickory Nut Falls Trail is open again after extensive repairs.
Chimney Rock State Park has implemented a climbing, rappelling, and bouldering registration and permit system for the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access. This is the same permit system that is used in other State Parks. The permits are available free of charge and are located at the trailhead of the Rumbling Bald Trail.
Updated: 2014-07-09 13:53:21
White-Nose Syndrome Found in Local Bats / Round Top Mountain Area & Eagle Rock Park Lands
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White-Nose Syndrome has been found on bats in Hickory Nut Gorge. This deadly disease has decimated populations of bats across the eastern United States. In an effort to prevent the spread of the disease, visitors to the park, who may carry the disease on their shoes and equipment, are asked to stay out of the caves. The caves on Rumbling Bald Mountain in particular are closed to the public until further notice. ______________________________________________________________________________
At this time, there are no designated parking areas or public accesses for state park properties located on Round Top Mountain and Eagle Rock. Also, there are no designated hiking trails in these areas. Visitors are cautioned not to trespass and not to park on the private property adjoining these lands.
Presently, there is not a designated camping area at Chimney Rock State Park. Rock climbing and bouldering are currently only allowed at the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access where climbers may park in the designated parking area located off Boys Camp Road.
Updated: 2014-07-07 09:09:42