Chimney Rock State Park to reopen Saturday

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

A month after starting a road repair project, Chimney Rock State Park is slated to reopen Saturday.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming our guests again as spring starts to arrive,” said Mary Jaeger-Gale, general manager of Chimney Rock and Chimney Rock State Park, in a press release.

The construction included repairing one lane of road and building a new retaining wall along the park’s entrance road. According to the release, extended winter weather forced the delay of the road construction.

Winter park hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, with the Ticket Plaza closing at 4:30 p.m. The park is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays until spring.

Looking ahead, Chimney Rock will host a Springtime Kids’ Climb with Fox Mountain Guides from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 29. The park’s 59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held April 20. Admission to the sunrise service is free and open to the public. Visit the park’s website or Facebook page for details on upcoming events.