Chimney Rock - Park in the Dark
Park in the Dark
Celebrate the beginning of summer vacation by seeing day turn into night from the top of Chimney Rock. Your family will enjoy hands-on activities, nature stations, storytelling around the campfire, s'mores and much more during this fundraising event for the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park. This non-profit organization helps support the Park through volunteering and fundraising with a focus on recreational access, education, and protection of the ecological resources within the Hickory Nut Gorge.
"This is our Annual Fundraiser and all proceeds will be used to improve the park for future visitors," said Ryan Lubbers, FCRSP President. "We are looking forward to the Park in the Dark event and invite everyone to come out and celebrate a very extraordinary evening at the Rock!"
The event is on Saturday, June 8th from 7:30 – 10pm. It will start with a welcome musical introduction by Doug Elliot at 7:45pm, who will talk about the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park organization and how they help support the Park.
At 8:15pm, the elevator and Outcroppings trail will open. Guests can enjoy stargazing with the Astronomy Club of Asheville from the top of the Rock, eat some scrumptious s'mores while listening to campfire stories told by Park Superintendent James Ledgerwood, Brian Bockhahn, and Doug Elliot, and checkout multiple nocturnal animal encounters. The night will conclude with a spooky campfire story at 9:30pm and a harmonica song performance at the base of the Chimney at 10pm.
The use of flashlights is encouraged. If you forget to bring one, some can also be purchased in the Sky Lounge gift shop, along with snacks and drinks.
To purchase tickets, please visit ChimneyRockPark.com. Tickets must be purchased by June 6th.
The cost is $20 per adult, $8 for children ages 5-15, and free for children ages 4 and under.
June 8, 2019
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