view of Lake Lure from atop Chimney Rock in Chimney Rock State Park, NCFor more than a century, spectacular views from atop Chimney Rock have attracted visitors from around the world to Hickory Nut Gorge. Over the years, the Morse family added many amenities and facilities to the Park to make the mountain and its 535-million-year-old natural wonder accessible to all visitors. Continued maintenance, updates and major improvements are an essential part of the Park’s operation and preservation. After the state of North Carolina acquired the Park in 2007, it was determined that this spirit of progress must continue for Chimney Rock to remain the premier core attraction for this unique North Carolina State Park.



*Final Master Plan Released for Chimney Rock State Park!

Click here for FAQs & links to the master plan.



Friends of Chimney Rock State Park. Want to help create more outdoor recreational opportunities at Chimney Rock? Join the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park by visiting their Facebook page or downloading a membership application.



Added Value for Guests.  Chimney Rock continues to offer events to enhance guest experience during various Park improvements, and workshops and free guided hikes are offered this year. Check out the 2014 Events Calendar.


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