Chimney Rock State Park103 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8002779611
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Chimney Rock State Park is very famous for the Chimney Rock. Nicknamed as “The Rock”, it is a colossal granite outcropping within the beautiful Chimney Rock State Park. The park was declared as a state park in 2007. The park has a mixture of topography, which encourages different varieties of flora. It has more than 550 species of vascular plants, some of which are on the North Carolina’s Endangered, Threatened and Candidate Plant species list. Also, in addition to the famous high rock, the park also has a lake. This makes it a haven for resident as well as migratory birds. Parts of the park that are deciduous entice summer-breeding birds to make it their home for the season. Birdwatchers are requested to keep their cameras at the go, as the park is abundant with the most gorgeous species of birds.
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95% of people who visit Chimney Rock include Chimney Rock State Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
76.6% of people start their Chimney Rock State Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chimney Rock State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock State Park Reviews & Ratings
Fantastic views, and great trails. There is an elevator with a very friendly man controlling it & giving historic facts on the way up. Before going up, we stopped at one of the picnic areas, on the way up to the parking lot, and enjoyed a packed lunch. We bought icecream at the top of the mountain after taking in the views from the large rock. We will be back :)
Chimney Rock State Park in Lake Lure is a beautiful park and nature area. I really like all of the different trails and spectacular views available throughout the park. The park is very well managed, clean, and maintained for the benefit of all the visitors. There is so much to see and do at every point in the park. It is difficult sometimes to choose what to do first due to so many activities and points of interest. I like that there is an elevator to get to the top of one mountain so it is easy to get to and enjoy. I enjoyed all of the different history and educational displays at the park and learned a lot. The staff here is very helpful and willing to help and answer questions from visitors. This is an awesome park.
Bring your family here, it's worth the hike. You can park at a gravel lot at the bottom, then take free shuttles too and from the top of the mountain. This definitely beats driving up the crazy narrow winding road yourself and there are not that many parking spots at the top. If you aren't a fan of stairs, take the elevator up.
We’ve been to this state park several times, when my husband and I were dating, later with the dog and the kids. We had our wedding here as well, the views are breathtaking and it’s never too crowded. The park rangers/staff are very kind and helpful as well.
Seriously unreal views from up here! The place is truly amazing. I think it’s cool how they have multiple different viewpoints at different elevations and points on the mountain, allowing you to see the scenery from different spots. I also thought the bat cave was really cool, but I’m glad I didn’t see any bats while I was in there. We took our puppy up to the top and I think he really enjoyed the views, too. I’d definitely recommend this spot for anyone in the area that is up for an adventure. Don’t worry, if you don’t think you can handle all of the steps here, there is an elevator, you just can’t bring your dog in there. Again, Chimney Rock is definitely worth a trip!