~ ABOUT OUR GROUP ~
The “Friends of Chimney Rock State Park” is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization that supports Chimney Rock State Park through volunteering and fundraising with a focus on recreational access, education, and protection of the ecological resources within Hickory Nut Gorge.
To protect & encourage outdoor recreation in Chimney Rock State Park through access and ecological education.
~ EXPLORE THE PARK ~
~ EVENTS ~
Junior Ranger & Rogue Ranger Programs
'Four Seasons' Hiking Series
Volunteer Trail Days & Invasive Removal
Park in the Dark (Fall) & Park in the Moonlight(Spring)
Thirty volunteers descended on the Rumbling Bald loop trail like a swarm of ants, ready to work. The roughly graded, brand new route to the West Side was raked, scraped, and groomed into walkable shape. Unfortunately, not all those who wanted to help could; Many volunteers, some who had driven…
For the first time in 100 years, everyone is invited to hike up Chimney Rock Park Road! The Park Superintendent will lead an informative discussion about the park’s history while the group strolls up the 3.2-mile entrance road. Usually restricted only to vehicle traffic, there will be no cars in…
On Monday, December 7, the parking area at the Rumbling Bald Climbing Area will be closed to all traffic to accommodate a film project taking place that day. For visitors’ convenience, however, the production company will be running shuttles from the Lake Lure municipal building at 2948 Memorial Highway to…
The Rumble Stewardship / Volunteer Workday Chimney Rock State Park Volunteer Program The volunteer work day for the new Rumbling Bald Trail will be held on Sunday, December 13 from 10 am to 2 pm. A Ranger will be on site to coordinate the event. Each volunteer will need to…