Chimney Rock reopens
Chimney Rock State Park is now reopen, complete with a working elevator, after a tough year that included extensive damage from Tropical Storm Alberto and a short closure due to Hurricane Florence.
A retaining wall under the park’s upper parking lot collapsed earlier this year following Alberto, but stabilization work is now complete. The parking lot had been closed since Memorial Day weekend, with the entire park closed to vehicular traffic earlier this month for repairs.
Chimney Rock State Park is located on U.S. 64 25 miles southeast of Asheville in Rutherford County.