CLOSURE ALERT: Elevator Out of Service / Climbing Permits Required at Rumbling Bald Access / CLOSURE ALERT: Chimney Rock Access Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays Through March 7
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The park elevator is temporarily out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working on getting service restored. ________________________________ A new climbing policy at the Rumbling Bald Access has been put into place. All climbers must fill out a free climbing permit before bouldering or rock climbing. Permits are available at the parking lot kiosk.
Organized groups of climbers must register at least two weeks in advance by submitting a Special Activity Permit application to the park superintendent. ____________________________________________________________________________ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will be closed each Wednesday and Thursday from January 7 through March 7. This will give the park the opportunity to upgrade facilities and perform annual maintenance. The Rumbling Bald Climbing Access will remain open seven days a week.
Updated: 2015-03-02 09:37:58
Round Top Mountain Area & Eagle Rock Park Lands / White-Nose Syndrome Found in Local Bats
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At this time, there are no designated parking areas or public accesses for state park properties located on Round Top Mountain and Eagle Rock. Also, there are no designated hiking trails in these areas. Visitors are cautioned not to trespass and not to park on the private property adjoining these lands.
Presently, there is not a designated camping area at Chimney Rock State Park. Rock climbing and bouldering are currently only allowed at the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access where climbers may park in the designated parking area located off Boys Camp Road. _____________________________________________________________________________ White-Nose Syndrome has been found on bats in Hickory Nut Gorge. This deadly disease has decimated populations of bats across the eastern United States. In an effort to prevent the spread of the disease, visitors to the park, who may carry the disease on their shoes and equipment, are asked to stay out of the caves. The caves on Rumbling Bald Mountain in particular are closed to the public until further notice.
Updated: 2015-02-10 10:05:49
The iconic summit of Chimney Rock, open to the public since 1885.
Challenging rock climbing at Rumbling Bald Mountain.
Enjoy the park's First Day Hike on Rumbling Bald Trail.
A success angler in the Rocky Broad River NC Catch program.
The perfect spot for an outdoor meal.
Streambank Mock Oranges at the park.
The Carolina Mountain Club and the Carolina Climbers Coalition maintain trails in the park.
Walk 198 feet through geological history to ride the park’s 26-story elevator.
Earth Day exhibits on the River Walk Trail.
Juvenile peregrine falcon sitting on Devil's Head rock formation.
Hike out to view the spectacular 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls.