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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

 

 

 

Summer Solstice Sunrise Hike

Get a head start on the longest day of the year by hiking with a park ranger and catching the first summer sunrise from Party Rock. Party Rock offers expansive views of The Hickory Nut Gorge, Chimney Rock Mountain and Lake Lure. The hike is rated strenuous, 1.50 miles round trip, on a very steep, rugged, rocky path.

Parking is limited, so reservations through eventbrite will be required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-solstice-sunrise-hike-tickets-318421...

Flashlights are required for all participants, headlamps recommended. Bring plenty of water, snack, and wear durable footwear.

Participants will meet at the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access parking lot in Chimney Rock State Park at 5:30 a.m.

 

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 5:30am to 7:45am

Start Location: 
Rumbling Bald Climbing Access: 827 Boys Camp Road Lake Lure, NC 28746

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
Strenuous 1.50 Miles Round Trip

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 9:00am
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 8:00am
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 5:30am