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Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, September 24

Take a Child Outside: Campout

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Cost: Included with Park admission; one free child admission ticket with each paying adult. There is no fee for camping, but participants must pre-register at 828-625-9611. Space is limited.

Never been camping?  Afraid of the dark?  You’re not alone. Join a Park ranger and take this rare opportunity to camp in Chimney Rock State Park.  A ranger will be available at 5:30 pm to help set up camp and build a campfire for a fun-filled night under the stars!  Still not sure? The ranger will be camping overnight to assist you with any of your questions about camping in the great outdoors. You must bring your own camping gear and dinner.  No camping gear or food is provided for this event.

Campout Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 23

5:30 p.m.- Campout begins

7:30-8:30 p.m.– Campfire, ghost stories and s’mores

Gather around a campfire with a park ranger to hear some family friendly Cherokee animal legends followed by bone chilling ghost stories.  Free ooey gooey marshmallows, sweet chocolate, and crunch gram crackers will be provided for s’mores!

Sunday, Sept. 24

10 a.m. Campout ends, campers depart




Saturday, September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 24 @ 10:00 am