~ our mission ~
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.
~ our vision ~
To protect & encourage outdoor recreation in Chimney Rock State Park through access and ecological education.
explore chimney rock state park
~ events ~
The park holds multiple events during the year. Some events are planned and promoted by the Friends of Chimney Rock with the assistance of Park Rangers, the concessionaire, or other nonprofit organizations. All funds raised for the Friends’ events go towards the vision and
mission of the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park.
Join us each Season for a 4 Season Hike – lead by a NC State Park Ranger and Rogue Ranger Volunteer Days.