I had no idea until our vacation last year that Chimney Rock was not a state park, but privately owned! There was a lot of speculation when the family put it up for sale that there would be a development going up there. Looks like that won’t be happening.
Chimney Rock will be heart of new state park
CHIMNEY ROCK — The family that has owned it for a century agreed Monday to sell the 315-foot spire called Chimney Rock, soon to be the centerpiece of one of North Carolina’s most spectacular state parks.