Category: Press Releases

Forbes.com features Hickory Nut Falls on Top NC Travel List

February 12, 2019

The Park’s Hickory Nut Falls trail was recently featured on Forbes’ list of places to travel in NC, because of its connection to the film “The Last of the Mohicans”. In case you didn’t know, the Park’s waterfall played a large part of the last 17 minutes of the iconic ’90s film.

Greta the Groundhog predicts more winter, Super Bowl winner

February 4, 2019

Guests traveled from around the country to attend the Park’s 14th Annual Groundhog Day Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 2. John McFadden, from Florida, drove to Chimney Rock to meet his girlfriend, Andi Criscella, from Pennsylvania, for the event. Criscella has been attending Groundhog Day events across the United States every year since 2012. “This has Read More

Llamas Join First Day Hike

January 3, 2019

You never know what you’ll see or get to hike with at the Rock! First Day Hike participants were joined by Greg Hall’s llamas, Sir SpotsaLot and Reepicheep, during Sate Park’s hike up the Park’s main road, which is normally off limits to pedestrian traffic. Hikers had the opportunity to pet, walk and take selfies Read More

Active duty military, veterans visit Chimney Rock

November 19, 2018

Veterans and active duty members of the military spent a day outdoors enjoying the Park during the fourth Hill to Crag event held by the American Alpine Club. Troops enjoyed rock climbing with help from Fox Mountain Guides, hiking and enjoying Chimney Rock’s breathtaking event during the all-day event, which helped raise awareness about the Read More

Santa on the Chimney 2018

October 26, 2018

The first two Saturdays of December are some of the most magical days of the year at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. That’s because Santa, the fat guy himself, with help from rock climbing professionals from Fox Mountain Guides,  rappels down the Chimney in preparation for his Christmas Eve deliveries at 11:30 a.m., Read More

Vote for Chimney Rock in WNC Magazine’s ‘Best Views of WNC Contest’

October 17, 2018

You can vote for Chimney Rock in WNC Magazine’s ‘Best Views of WNC Contest’ by clicking the image below. The winner will be announced in the 2019 January/February issue of the magazine.

Day and Night Photo Workshop Planned for Nov. 3-Nov. 4

October 15, 2018

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is offering a two-day Day and Night Photo Workshop for photography enthusiasts interested in learning the best ways to capture fall color. On Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. through Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m., professional photographer Chuck Hill will discuss and review panoramic photos, types of Read More

Celebrating Annual Passholders

October 12, 2018

Annual Passholders enjoyed breathtaking views of the sun rising over Lake Lure and a full, hot breakfast created by Chef Randall Spencer of Old Rock Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 6, during the Annual Passholder Sunrise Breakfast. If you’re not an Annual Passholder you’re missing out on this and other special passholder events held throughout the Read More