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Latest Chimney Rock State Park Stories

2012-06-26 02:26:04

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, one of the Southeast's most popular outdoor travel destinations, will dedicate its modernized elevator and upgrades to the signature Outcroppings trail and other amenities at 11 a.m. on June 29, 2012 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. The 26-story, state-of-the-art elevator provides access to the 315-foot-tall renowned Chimney for guests of all abilities and ages. The upgraded Outcroppings trail to...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Allison Flynn, The Shelby Star, N.C. Jul. 31--A lightning strike Tuesday night has resulted in a 125-acre fire in the Chimney Rock area of Rutherford County. According to Bruce MacDonald with the N.C. Division of Forest Resources, the fire is located on mostly private property adjacent to Chimney Rock Park. "What we have is burning above and below the rock cliff, so it's almost like having two fires," MacDonald said. Dozers and bridge crews, along with state park hand crews and...