Hours and Rates
Chimney Rock Park admission rates

Hours, Rates and Other Information

Please refer to the chart below for specific opening and closing times.

2014-15 Ticket Plaza Hours


Ticket Plaza Hours















10am to 4:30pm EST Fri-Tue
(Closed Wed & Thur)

CLOSED Christmas Eve & Day


10am-4:30pm EST every day


(Closed Wed & Thur)









The Park remains open 1½ hours after the Ticket Plaza closes.
EST = Eastern Standard Time
EDT = Eastern Daylight Time (Daylight Saving Time)

Come after 3, Come Back for Free
Planning to visit later in the day? When you purchase your admission after 3pm, hold onto your receipt and it's good for admission the next operating day at no additional cost!

The Park and Old Rock Café are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day 2014.

The Park and Old Rock Café will be open every day between Dec. 26, 2014 and January 6, 2015. Please plan to join us for the First Day Hikes in the Park!


2014 Rates

(ages 5-15)


Age 4 & under


Bringing a group to Chimney Rock? Check out our Group Rates.

We offer a discounted admission rate to seniors (age 65 and older). Ask for your senior discount and show picture ID verifying your date of birth to save $2 off regular admission.

AAA members who show their cards can save $2 off regular rate adult and $1 off regular rate youth admission prices. Show your card and save at our Ticket Plaza. There are no discounts off Group Rates.

ONLY ONE discount is applicable to all ages.


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Pets on a leash are welcome in all outdoor areas of the Park. Pets are not allowed on the elevator or in the Sky Lounge Gift Shop & Deli due to NC Health Law.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is publicly owned by the state of North Carolina and is privately operated by Chimney Rock Management, LLC. Park associates are dedicated to the preservation of Dr. Lucius Morse’s legacy. Your admission ticket and other purchases play a vital role in helping to preserve and protect this natural wonder and making it accessible to all.

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