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About Chimney Rock & Rutherford County Area

Rutherford County – the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is home to Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure, Forest City, Spindale and the county seat of Rutherfordton – which celebrates its 225th anniversary in 2012.

The Village of Chimney Rock is situated in Hickory Nut Gorge, directly below the famous vistas of Chimney Rock Mountain and contains almost three miles of the scenic Rocky Broad River. Chimney Rock State Park, located nearby, offers 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure as well as camping and hiking trails.

Area Visitor Centers