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Park reopens saturday, aug. 11

August 9, 2018

Chimney Rock State Park officials announced that the Park will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 11 following work to repair damage on the main Park road caused by torrential rains. A bout of good weather and hard work from a Rutherford County N.C. Department of Transportation crew helped the project finish ahead of schedule. The Park’s Read More

Park Road Repairs Continue

NCDOT crews continue to work diligently to repair the collapsed section of road leading into Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. While the road is shutdown to traffic for the repairs, road crews are also working on routine maintenance of the rest of the road and filling potholes and cracks. Work is expected to Read More

Work Moves Forward at Chimney Rock

August 8, 2018

  Things are moving right along on the repairs to the road leading into the Park. Big thanks to North Carolina Department of Transportation for their amazing work on this project.

Work Progresses on Park Road

August 7, 2018

NCDOT continued their work to repair a collapsed section of the road leading into the Park on Tuesday. The work will continue through the week and officials are confident the work will be finished soon.

Park Road Repairs Begin

On Monday, NCDOT began work to repair a section of the road entering Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park that collapsed in late may during Subtropical Storm Alberto.  Work will continue over the next week or so, while crews stabilize, rebuild and repave the affected area.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park to close for construction

August 3, 2018

The Chimney Rock section of Chimney Rock State Park will close to the public beginning Monday, Aug. 6, when the Department of Transportation begins work to restore a one-lane washout on the main entrance road in the park. The Park was closed in late May when heavy rains from subtropical storm Alberto caused a portion Read More

Stroke survivor tackles five of Chimney Rock’s trails

August 2, 2018

It’s been six years since Bill Haynes of Hendersonville suffered a severe stroke that left   his right side paralyzed and took away his ability to speak. Time, rehabilitation and determination recently helped him do what he once thought was impossible – climb five trails at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in one day. Read More

Meet Hannah and Thrasher

August 1, 2018

Hannah the Virginia Opossum and Thrasher the Eastern Gray Squirrel are the newest Animal Ambassadors at the Park’s Animal Discovery Den. Hannah was kept as a pet for a year before being turned over to a wildlife rehabber. Since she was around people for so long, she doesn’t know how to be a wild opossum Read More

Here’s the latest on the elevator!

July 6, 2018

The news you’ve been waiting for is finally here! We’re excited to announce that the elevator is back in operation. Guests can once again access the Chimney and Sky Lounge in about 32 seconds. All of our trails are open, too. The new stairs that lead up to the “Rock” and down to the waterfall Read More

GVLtoday Names Chimney Rock to List

June 22, 2018

GVLtoday recently featured the Park on its list of “30 of the Best Outdoor Adventures in the Southeast.” Check out their great list of amazing outdoor places to explore.