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Elevator Out of Service Until Further Notice   

The completion of the elevator repair project has been affected by multiple natural disasters, so the elevator will be out of service until further notice. These issues are being addressed by engineers and other specialists so that service can be safely restored to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Highway 9 Landslide/Eagle Rock Parking lot   

May 5 2018, a major landslide occured on Hwy 9 at Shumont Road. The Department of Transportation has stated that it could be multiple weeks until the road is opened. This slide has blocked State Park staff from accessing the Eagle Rock area. As such, the Eagle Rock parking lot project has been put on hold until further notice.

 Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Events and Programs

Chimney Rock State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

View the monthly event calendar here.

 

Learn all about the amazing peregrine falcon from a Chimney Rock Park Ranger! This teen program is best for ages 10 and up.

Date of Event:
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Green River Library 50 Green River Rd Zirconia, NC 28790

Come fishing with a Park Ranger at Morse Park in the beautiful Town of Lake Lure. All fishing will be done on the lake and is appropriate for all ages. Equipment will be provided, no fishing license is required, and this event is free! Meet at 2948 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746 and look for the white State Park truck. Call the park office at 828-625-1823 if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

Date of Event:
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Morse Park, Town of Lake Lure, NC

This strenuous 2-mile round trip hike up an old logging road will take the Friends to the top of Rumbling Bald Mountain to Party Rock, the source of the Party Rock Fire.  From here you can see excellent views of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, and Hickory Nut Gorge.   

Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for tough mountain terrain and variable mountain weather. Bring plenty of water, snacks, & a lunch.  Programs are scheduled but ending time may vary based on the abilities of the group.
 
This series of guided hikes is sponsored by the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and led by Park Rangers.  
These hikes take you into back country areas where access is limited.  
The hikes are free for current Friends members.  Chimney Rock State Park annual passholders may attend for a donation.
 
Space is limited. Call 828-625-1823 to reserve your space today!

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Rumbling Bald Climbing Access. 827 Boys Camp Road Lake Lure, NC 28746

Come fishing with a Park Ranger at Morse Park in the beautiful Town of Lake Lure. All fishing will be done on the lake and is appropriate for all ages. Equipment will be provided, no fishing license is required, and this event is free! Meet at 2948 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746 and look for the white State Park truck. Call the park office at 828-625-1823 if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

Date of Event:
Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Morse Park, Town of Lake Lure, NC

Learn all about the amazing peregrine falcon from a Chimney Rock Park Ranger! This teen program is best for ages 10 and up.

Date of Event:
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Edneyville Library 2 Firehouse Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792
Contact:

Chimney Rock State Park

743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney RockNC 28720
Phone828-625-1823
chimney.rock@ncparks.gov
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park: 800-277-9611, visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Latitude: 35.439814
Longitude: -82.248554

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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park:

Operating Hours for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park are subject to change throughout the seasons. Consult this website or chimneyrockpark.com for up-to-date information when planning your visit.

*January 1-March 11: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm. Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. *March 12-November 4: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 5:30 pm. *November 5-21: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm. *Closed Thanksgiving Day (November 22). November 23-25: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm. *November 26-December 24: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm. Closed Christmas Day (December 25). *December 26-31: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm.

Rumbling Bald Climbing Access:

January - February: 8am to 6pm

March - April: 8am to 8pm

May - August: 8am to 9pm

September - October: 8am to 8pm

November - December: 8am to 6pm

Closed December 25, Christmas Day.

There is no fee for this access.