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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Status of park facilities as of May 22   

The Chimney Rock attraction is open from 8:30am to 7:00pm (no admission after 4:30pm). Hike in only from parking area. The elevator will be closed and no shuttle service will be provided in order to maintain social distancing requirements.

The attraction will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays in order to adhere to new cleaning protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Rumbling Bald Access and Eagle Rock Access are both open daily from 8:00am to 9:00pm.

Climbing is permitted at Rumbling Bald and Eagle Rock. Guided and group climbs must have less than 10 people and must have a Special Activity Permit.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not visit the park. Monitor this website regularly for updates to park facility status.

 Last updated on: Friday, May 22, 2020


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
*Reservation required for parking

 

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
     
  • Reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock
     

 

 

 

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.

 


Current weather
 

28720 Chimney Rock, NC