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Take a Child Outside: Family Campout!

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Take a Child Outside: Family Campout!

  • Camping on the Meadows

Never been camping?  Afraid of the dark?  You’re not alone.  Join a park ranger and take this rare opportunity to camp in Chimney Rock State Park.  A ranger will be available at 5:00 pm to help set up camp and build a campfire for a fun filled night under the stars!  
You must bring your own camping gear and dinner.  No camping gear or food is provided for this event. 

Cost: Included with admission to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park; one free child Park admission ticket with each paying adult. There is no fee for camping, but participants must pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-a-child-outside-family-campout-tickets-63876142261?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete  or by calling the park office at 828-625-1823. 

Take a Child Outside Week is a national movement started in North Carolina that features special ranger-led programs at NC State Parks. Fun hikes and/or nature education programs introduce children and families to the outdoors and healthy activities. All activities offered daily and open to the public.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:00am

Start Location: 
The Meadows

Map of North Carolina

 

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