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Plan a visit to see Chimney Rock State Park for yourself! From a solo adventure,

to a romantic getaway, to an unforgettable family experience, anytime is

the perfect time visit the Hickory Nut Gorge! In every season,

there is something for everyone!

Winter in the Gorge is not too cold, and the views are out of this world! 

Spring is magical! The whole area is blanketed in rare wildflowers and is host to wildlife of all kinds. 

Summer in the Hickory Nut Gorge is always a perfect, you can cool off in the River, in Lake Lure or under one of our majestic waterfalls!

As for Autumn....... well, words can't describe the beauty of the changing leaves.

You will have to see it to believe it!

Visit ncparks.gov for more detailed information about access, parking, trails, closures, weather and climbing permits.

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North Carolina  28720

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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.

We are registered with the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID number 45-5457969). 

All gifts are tax-deductible to extent allowable by law.

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