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Old 01-29-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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Whew what a relief!

It has been rumored for months Dollywood was going to buy the park. Thankfully that is not the case!

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/breaking_news/16572339.htm (broken link)


That is going to be one awesome State Park!
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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That's a big relief. I live 10 miles away. Thanks for the update.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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Now thats GOOD NEWS!!!! !
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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Here is the official North Carolina State Parks fact sheet on the purchase.



Link:

http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/parknews/releases/crp_factsheet1206.pdf (broken link)



This is going to be amazing!
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Well, I've never been there and am not exactly sure where it is, but I say keep Dolly out of it.

We once lived outside the Great Smokey Mountains and that was before Dolly and all the rest of the cheap commercialism moved in with their bulldozers and hype.

It used to be pretty nice driving down the freeway to Gatlinburg and then entering the park. Back in those days it seemed there just were not as many people flocking into the park so it truly was like a wilderness hiking on the trails. Now the area outside the park has become a tourist mess and pollution levels have increased.

I will never understand why most people drive around such beautiful places in their cars and only step out for photo op or two. Some of the best known trails get foot traffic, but a lot of others are not visited much.

Anyway, I'm happy for y'all who live near Chimney Rock and get opportunities to enjoy the area without a lot of commercialism.
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: From WNC, now in Raleigh
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Here is the general areas of the main properties involved. No idea about actual property lines, but gives you an idea.

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Old 01-29-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Here is the general areas of the main properties involved. No idea about actual property lines, but gives you an idea.
Apparently, Chimney Rock Park is made up of 16 parcels, all owned by the Chimney Rock Company. The largest parcel is 321 acres and the smallest is 0.1 acres.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Another map:

http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/parknews/releases/crp_map.pdf (broken link)

Last edited by mm34b; 03-27-2009 at 04:23 AM..
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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Another map:

http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/parknews/releases/crp_map.pdf
Hey mm34b & Cowboy,

Thanks for the info on the sale. You guys are a very knowledgeable and prolific posters on here. I have a few questions.

What do you think the master plan of this park will be?

How will they develop roads? Will there be road from Polk Co through Rutherford over to Henderson?

Will there be camping?

What kind of trail system do you envision?

Will Chimney Rock Park serve as the primary entrance to the Park?

Several of the parcels are not contiguous, how or will they be joined?

I would appreciate your point of view on these questions!

CRock
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Hey mm34b & Cowboy,

Thanks for the info on the sale. You guys are a very knowledgeable and prolific posters on here. I have a few questions.

What do you think the master plan of this park will be?

How will they develop roads? Will there be road from Polk Co through Rutherford over to Henderson?

Will there be camping?

What kind of trail system do you envision?

Will Chimney Rock Park serve as the primary entrance to the Park?

Several of the parcels are not contiguous, how or will they be joined?

I would appreciate your point of view on these questions!

CRock
I don't have a clue, but we will find out in the months leading up to the 2008 opening of the 3,260 acre Hickory Nut Gorge State Park.
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