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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park




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



  • 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 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



Chimney Rock Access Closed Nov 12, 13...   

The Chimney Rock Access of Chimney Rock State Park will be closed November 12th, 13th and 14th due to construction work in progress. This is the section with the flag and elevator. All other accesses of Chimney Rock State Park will be open. If you have questions, please call the park office at 828-625-1823. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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 the monthly event calendar here.


This series of guided hikes is sponsored by the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and led by Park Rangers.  These hikes take you into back country areas where access is limited.  The hikes are free for current Friends members.  Chimney Rock State Park annual passholders may attend for a donation. 

Join us as we explore a new trail in the park! 
This strenuous 4.6 -mile round trip hike will lead us along the Weed Patch Mountain trail from the top of Eagle Rock to Flapjack Rock. 
On this hike you can see excellent views of the North Face of Rumbling Bald Mountain as well as parts of Rumbling Bald Resort.   

Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for tough mountain terrain and variable mountain weather. Bring plenty of water, snacks, & a lunch.  Programs are scheduled but ending time may vary based on the abilities of the group.  Space is limited. Call 828-625-1823 to reserve your space today!

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Ticket Plaza at Chimney Rock State Park