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Eagle Rock parking procedure   

Reservations are no longer required to park at Eagle Rock access. The gate at the access is open to all visitors during regular park hours. We hope this new procedure allows better access to Eagle Rock. Please note that there are only eight parking spaces at Eagle Rock access, so please be prepared to make alternate plans if the parking area is full when you arrive. Weed Patch Mountain Trail connects to Buffalo Creek Park, which is managed by the town of Lake Lure. Please do not park on private property or block any gates.

 Last updated on: Monday, January 4, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Chimney Rock State Park


Contact the park
 

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: 35.4327, -82.2502

 

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

 

Mailing address

P.O. Box 220
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
 


Hours
 

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  • 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.
     

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  • 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

 

 

 

Scheduled events
 

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 events hosted by Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park »

 


 

Join a park ranger for a Nature Hike through our beautiful hardwood forests and we will discuss the unique plants and animals that call Chimney Rock State Park home. This moderate 2-mile hike should provide excellent exercise in the crisp winter air of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Link to register is on each event page.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/06/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Eagle Rock Access - 1911 Shumont Rd, Black Mountain, NC

Join a park ranger for a Nature Hike through our beautiful hardwood forests and we will discuss the unique plants and animals that call Chimney Rock State Park home. This moderate 2-mile hike should provide excellent exercise in the crisp winter air of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Link to register is on each event page.

Date of Event:
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Rumbling Bald Access - 827 Boys Camp Rd., Lake Lure

Join a park ranger for a Nature Hike through our beautiful hardwood forests and we will discuss the unique plants and animals that call Chimney Rock State Park home. This moderate 2-mile hike should provide excellent exercise in the crisp winter air of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Link to register is on each event page.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/13/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Eagle Rock Access - 1911 Shumont Rd, Black Mountain, NC

Join a park ranger for a Nature Hike through our beautiful hardwood forests and we will discuss the unique plants and animals that call Chimney Rock State Park home. This moderate 2-mile hike should provide excellent exercise in the crisp winter air of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Link to register is on each event page.

Date of Event:
Sun, 03/14/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Rumbling Bald Access - 827 Boys Camp Rd., Lake Lure

Join a park ranger for a Nature Hike through our beautiful hardwood forests and we will discuss the unique plants and animals that call Chimney Rock State Park home. This moderate 2-mile hike should provide excellent exercise in the crisp winter air of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Link to register is on each event page.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/20/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Eagle Rock Access - 1911 Shumont Rd, Black Mountain, NC