Chimney Rock

Visitors can enjoy stargazing from the top of the rock. Read more


Guests can enjoy stargazing with the Astronomy Club of Asheville from the top of the Rock, eat s’mores while listening to campfire stories, and check out multiple nocturnal animal encounters. Read more

Santa rappels down the Chimney at Chimney Rock Park. Read more


Heavy rains from subtropical storm Alberto caused a portion of the road leading into the park and a retaining wall on the upper parking lot to collapse. Read more



Chimney Rock State Park Photo

When an announcement shot across my desktop proclaiming that Old St. Nick would pay a December visit to Chimney Rock State Park, I paid attention. He’d spend the day rappelling the Chimney, the release explained, perfecting his technique. Read more


Chimney Rock

Helen Hopper Photos

If you have ever stood on the mile-high swinging bridge at the top of Grandfather Mountain or on the towering rock formation that gives Chimney Rock Park its name, you will recognize these familiar landmarks. Read more

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    Chuck Hill Photography