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06042018 Park Closure Update




For the Love of Chimney Rock Book Signing










Dusk to Dawn Photo Workshop Media Release








Earth Day 2018 Media Release









Groundhog Day 2018 Press Release










New Year’s Day Events in the Gorge










2017 Media Releases

Victoria Short’s photo from the new Skyline trail placed first in the Fall Photo Contest.


Chimney Rock Names Fall Photo Contest Winners











2017 Santa on the Chimney Release













Chimney Rock State Park Fully Reopens










Park to Close Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 for Fly In Construction






The Animal Discovery Den is one of the features that will reopen at the Park on Friday.

Chimney Rock to Partially Reopen











Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Closed Because of Retaining Wall Failure











Summer Photo Contest Winners Named














New Skyline Trail Officially Opens













Skyline Trail Press Release










Flock to the Rock PR 2017 












Movin on Up Press Release










Krazy with Kudzu Press Release















Vaughn Loeffler was the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Cathy de Siva placed first with her photo of her granddaughter enjoyng Gneiss Cave.


Mark Kilm placed second with a photo of his kiddos celebrating their journey to the top of the Chimney.


Spring Photo Contest Winners


















June Chimney Rock Park Events Announcement









Tin for Ten Anniversary Celebration Press Release

2017 Sunrise Easter Service Release

2017 Walk with a Llama Media Release

2017 Ground Hog Day at Chimney Rock Park