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Chimney Rock Reopens

September 19, 2018

The Park will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to the public. All trails except for the Four Seasons trail have reopened.

Park Closed as a Precaution to Hurricane Florence

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

Stabilization Update

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

Work begins to stabilize upper retaining wall

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.

Park to become hike-in only Park Tuesday, Sept. 4

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

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.