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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



New Winter Hours of Operation   

The Chimney Rock Attraction will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays until March 7, 2020 during the Winter Season.  The Attraction will be open Fridays-Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Please note that the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access and Eagle Rock Access will maintain regular scheduled hours and be open everyday January - February 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and March - April 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 Last updated on: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Chimney Rock State Park

Some of North Carolina’s most dramatic mountain scenery is found at Chimney Rock State Park, with the signature 315-foot spire overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. Admission is charged at the principal Chimney Rock Access, though the nearby Rumbling Bald Climbing Access is admission-free and offers one of the park’s six trails. Visiting Chimney Rock Access offers opportunities for picnicking and hiking on trails that range from child-friendly nature explorations to moderately strenuous treks to the top of Chimney Rock Mountain and to the edge of Hickory Nut Falls. Concessions and gift shops are available. The Rocky Broad River is a destination for trout anglers. Other access areas into the park—now encompassing more than 5,700 acres—are to be developed.

Tickets and reservations

 Purchase admission tickets for the attraction in advance

 Reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock

Notices and alerts

Eagle Rock parking

Due to land constraints, there is not sufficient space for adequate parking at Eagle Rock. North Carolina State Parks recognizes the need for additional parking at this location and is working with community partners to provide improved parking in this area. Currently, reserved parking areas allow access to sections of the park on a first-come, first-served basis through a free online reservations system managed through Eventbrite.

Please note: Eventbrite will only accept reservations up until 10 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled visit. Same-day parking reservations can be made by calling the state park office at 828-625-1823.


Caution in waterfall areas

Please follow safety rules and encourage others to do the same when you are near waterfall areas.


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28720 Chimney Rock, NC