September 19, 2018
The Park will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to the public. All trails except for the Four Seasons trail have reopened.
September 14, 2018
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will be closing on Friday, Sept. 14 through at least Sunday, Sept. 16 as a safety precaution due to the potential impact from heavy rain, high winds and rising water from Hurricane Florence. The Park’s two birding events which were scheduled for this weekend, Flock to the Rock Read More
September 11, 2018
We hear there’s been some confusion about how you can access the Park and its trails while stabilization work is happening in our upper parking lot, so we’re here to clear a few things up. You can still drive into the Park and purchase your tickets. From there, you’ll park your car just past our Read More
September 4, 2018
The first day of work to stabilize the Park’s upper retaining wall is underway. Contractors are hopeful the upper parking lot will reopen in about two weeks after work is complete.
September 3, 2018
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will become a hike-in only Park starting on Tuesday, Sept.4, when state contractors begin work to stabilize its upper parking lot. Over Memorial Day weekend, Subtropical Storm Alberto caused a section of the retaining wall on the upper parking lot to collapse. The Park was closed for two Read More
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
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
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.
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.
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.