Why is it called Chimney Rock?

Why is it called Chimney Rock?

The pungent smell of fuel hung thick in the air. It was 1956, and the Park became a race track. They called it the Chimney Rock Hillclimb, and it tore up the tortuous, nearly two-mile road with more than a hint of danger.

Can you drive to the top of Chimney Rock?

Top of the Rock: To reach the top of Chimney Rock, drive up a three-mile winding road to a large parking area. Then climb 500 steps to the chimney or ride the elevator and climb a short staircase to the top. On a clear day, enjoy 75-mile views overlooking Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge.

How much does Chimney Rock cost?

The cost for a single day ticket is $17 per adult and $8 per youth (ages 5-15). Children under 5 are free. However, for less than the cost of two days of admission, consider purchasing an annual pass that gets you into the Park for a whole year and also gives you discounts to other local attractions.

How long is the hike to the top of Chimney Rock?

This semi-strenuous trail begins and ends at the East Corner of the paved parking area by the Visitor Center. The hike is 3.9 miles round trip and provides stunning views of the mountains from the top of Chimney Rock.

How deep is the water at Chimney Rock?

182 ft
Volume 50,372 acre-ft. Mean depth 66.1 ft. Maximum depth 182 ft….Lake W. R. Holway.

Lake W. R. Holway Dam
Creates Lake W. R. Holway (Chimney Rock Lake)
Total capacity 50,372 acre⋅ft (62,133,000 m3)
Surface area 762 acres (308 ha)
Maximum water depth 182 ft (55 m)

What is so special about Chimney Rock?

During 1800’s, Chimney Rock served as the most noted landmark along the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails. As the emigrants passed by this rock, most of them noted in their diaries or journals that they were glad to see that they are going the right direction and it spired to the heavens.

Are there bears in Chimney Rock State Park?

A yearling black bear was spotted this morning getting an early start into Chimney Rock State Park before the front gates were opened to the public.

Can kids hike Chimney Rock?

The TRACK Trail adventures for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park were designed to be used on any trail in the Park. However, kids will probably most enjoy the Great Woodland Adventure trail, a 0.6-mile-long loop trail, with several interpretive exhibits with which kids can interact along the way.