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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock attraction CLOSED Wednesday, 1/19   

The main attraction at Chimney Rock State Park continues to be closed on Wednesday, January 19, due to hazardous road conditions. Eagle Rock and Rumbling Bald accesses are open.  If planning a visit to our main attraction, continue to monitor our webpage for the most recent up-to-date information for re-opening.

 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Parking Restrictions at Rumbling Bald Climbing Access   

In order to preserve the beauty in our parks, Chimney Rock State Park would like to remind visitors to please park only in designated areas.  Parking along the grass, along road shoulders, and in front of parking signs causes congestion, damages access areas, and could result in a parking citation.  Please respect our resources so that they may be utilized for future visitors.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Eagle Rock parking procedure   

Reservations are no longer required to park at Eagle Rock access. The gate at the access is open to all visitors during regular park hours. We hope this new procedure allows better access to Eagle Rock. Please note that there are only eight parking spaces at Eagle Rock access, so please be prepared to make alternate plans if the parking area is full when you arrive. Weed Patch Mountain Trail connects to Buffalo Creek Park, which is managed by the town of Lake Lure. Please do not park on private property or block any gates.

 Last updated on: Monday, January 4, 2021


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

 

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

 

 

 

News archive

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.