Free admission for veterans Nov. 7-11 at Chimney Rock

Full announcement from Chimney Rock State Park:

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (November 6, 2013)—Veterans, reservists, retired and active military personnel are American heroes, so Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is honoring their service with a free visit during November 7-11, 2013. Fall foliage should remain near peak color in lower elevations of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure through this weekend, making the 75-mile panoramic views from atop the Chimney even more breathtaking. Free admission only for military members with ID, not for entire party, and veterans must present military ID or proof of service. Military ID provides a $2 discount for other adults and $1 discount for youth ages 5-15 in the service member’s vehicle. Military discount on admission available year-round. For the latest fall color report, hours and rates, visit

Local Boy Scout Troop Flag Raising
A local boy scout troop from Western North Carolina will raise the flag over Chimney Rock at 9am on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. This annual tradition brings local scouts and community members together to recognize the countless Americans who have served our nation in the military. The public and media is welcome to attend.

Best known for its stunning 75-mile views overlooking Lake Lure, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Parkoffers scenic hiking trails, guided rock climbing, nature education programs and ancient geological features that attract visitors from around the world. Chimney Rock is located only 45 minutes southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, N.C. Call (800) 277-9611 or go to to plan your visit.


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