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Rumbling Bald - Closed 6-14-19   

The Rumbling Bald Climbing Access is closed due to heavy equipment operation being performed in our parking lot expansion project today.   We apologize for any inconvenince this may cause. 

 Last updated on: Friday, June 14, 2019

Rumbling Bald Parking Contruction    

We are happy to announce that the Rumbling Bald Climbing Area parking lot is under expansion construction. There will be construction equipment and people in the area. Some of the parking spots may be blocked but every effort will be made to keep the parking lot open during construction. Please use caution and give those working plenty of room. Carpool as much as possible.  Thank you for your help and cooperation and if you have additional questions, please call the State Park office at 828-625-1823.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Park News

Each of North Carolina’s state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. And, visitors are frequently finding new ways to explore a park’s unique cultural and natural resources. Check these pages to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.

Earth Day Celebration

Blue Ghost Brewing Company will host Chimney Rock State Park’s Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.. The Brewery is located at 125 Underwood Rd. in Fletcher, N.C. The purpose of this event is to promote environmental stewardship and sustainable practices through educational stations, displays, interactive programs and demonstrations. Multiple agencies and organizations will have booths for your enjoyment and education. The event will be family-friendly and FREE.

Earth Day Celebration

Chimney Rock State Park and Blue Ghost Brewing Company invite you to help us celebrate Earth Day. 
 

The Rumble 2019

On February 16, Chimney Rock’s Rumbling Bald Parking lot held over 300 participants eager to begin Carolina Climber’s Coalitions’ (CCC’s) annual climbing competition. After a night of rain thoroughly dampened the boulder field and cliff faces, conditions for climbing were not ideal. To off-set the difficult task of competing on wet rock, CCC gave climbers one additional hour to complete their routes. Between 10am and 5pm, participants slid, grunted, and scrambled on slick quartz crystals and gneiss slab.

Chimney Rock Elevator Fully Operational

After a long and slow recovery process, Chimney Rock’s elevator is once again fully operational and available for public use. In August, 2015, Chimney Rock State Park launched a capital campaign in response to a significant malfunction in the elevator.  The campaign’s goal was to replace the elevator’s motor, computer, and power lines.

Save the Date for the Rumble 2019! February 16 and 17

Hundreds of climbers are gearing up to compete in Carolina Climbers' Coalition's (CCC's) annual Rumble climbing competition on February 16 and 17. Registration is open until February 15 with early bird pricing ending February 14.

 


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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