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Rumbling Bald - Closed 6-14-19   

The Rumbling Bald Climbing Access is closed due to heavy equipment operation being performed in our parking lot expansion project today.   We apologize for any inconvenince this may cause. 

 Last updated on: Friday, June 14, 2019

Rumbling Bald Parking Contruction    

We are happy to announce that the Rumbling Bald Climbing Area parking lot is under expansion construction. There will be construction equipment and people in the area. Some of the parking spots may be blocked but every effort will be made to keep the parking lot open during construction. Please use caution and give those working plenty of room. Carpool as much as possible.  Thank you for your help and cooperation and if you have additional questions, please call the State Park office at 828-625-1823.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Events and Programs

Chimney Rock State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

View the monthly event calendar here.

 

2019 is the Year of the Snakes in North Carolina's state parks. 
The tradition continues as North Carolina State Parks celebrates its annual theme, "The Year of the Snake." Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about Snake Identification, How to Co-Existing with Snakes, and fun Snake Craft Activities. 

Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know how Snakes survive the winter?  
Come find out the answers and bring along your curiousity,

Watch where you Step, be Safe, and Have a Naturally Wonderful Experience.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Riverwalk Trail, behind 431 Main Street Chimney Rock, NC 28720

2019 is the Year of the Snakes in North Carolina's state parks. 
The tradition continues as North Carolina State Parks celebrates its annual theme, "The Year of the Snake." Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about Snake Identification, How to Co-Existing with Snakes, and fun Snake Craft Activities. 

Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know how Snakes survive the winter?  
Come find out the answers and bring along your curiousity,

Watch where you Step, be Safe, and Have a Naturally Wonderful Experience.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Worlds Edge 1040 Worlds Edge Road Hendersonville, NC 28792

2019 is the Year of the Snakes in North Carolina's state parks. 
The tradition continues as North Carolina State Parks celebrates its annual theme, "The Year of the Snake." Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about Snake Identification, How to Co-Existing with Snakes, and fun Snake Craft Activities. 

Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know how Snakes survive the winter?  
Come find out the answers and bring along your curiousity,

Watch where you Step, be Safe, and Have a Naturally Wonderful Experience.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Worlds Edge 1040 Worlds Edge Road Hendersonville, NC 28792

2019 is the Year of the Snakes in North Carolina's state parks. 
The tradition continues as North Carolina State Parks celebrates its annual theme, "The Year of the Snake." Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about Snake Identification, How to Co-Existing with Snakes, and fun Snake Craft Activities. 

Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know how Snakes survive the winter?  
Come find out the answers and bring along your curiousity,

Watch where you Step, be Safe, and Have a Naturally Wonderful Experience.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/29/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Gatehouse to Chimney Rock, beside 431 Main Street Chimney Rock, NC 28720

2019 is the Year of the Snakes in North Carolina's state parks. 
The tradition continues as North Carolina State Parks celebrates its annual theme, "The Year of the Snake." Chimney Rock State Park will offer a variety of Snake programs throughout the summer months.  Experience a Snake program from one of our Park Rangers, and learn about Snake Identification, How to Co-Existing with Snakes, and fun Snake Craft Activities. 

Do you know which species of snakes live in your neighborhood?  Do you know the life span of a Snake?  Do you know how Snakes survive the winter?  
Come find out the answers and bring along your curiousity,

Watch where you Step, be Safe, and Have a Naturally Wonderful Experience.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Riverwalk Trail, behind 431 Main Street Chimney Rock, NC 28720

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Contact

State park office

828-625-1823
chimney.rock@ncparks.gov
 

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

800-277-9611
visit@chimneyrockpark.com

 

Addresses

Chimney Rock access
and park office

743 Chimney Rock Park Road
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

GPS: 35.432799, -82.25026

 

Rumbling Bald access

827 Boys Camp Road
Lake Lure, NC 29746

GPS: 35.4434, -82.2194

 

Eagle Rock access*

1911 Shumont Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

GPS: 35.4722, -82.2423
*Reservation required for parking

 

Mailing address

P.O. Box 220
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

 

Hours

  • January 1 to March 9:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30pm
     
  • March 10 to November 2:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 5:30pm
     
  • November 3 to December 31:
    8:30am to 6:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
     

*PLEASE NOTE: Operating hours for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park are subject to change throughout the seasons. Visit this website or chimneyrockpark.com for up-to-date information when planning your visit.
 

There is no fee for these accesses.

  • January to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November to December:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock