Chimney Rock, the 535-million-year-old monolith for which the Park is named, is considered one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina. From its top, you’ll soak in the 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure.
A bench view of Lake Lure from Chimney Rock
Lake Lure from Chimney Rock
Lake Lure as viewed from Chimney Rock, North Carolina. The lake is approximately 720 acres, with about 21 miles of shoreline with great stretches of water, three long bays, an island of seven acres and many small bays and inlets with a background of tree-clad hills and mountains.