Area Attractions

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
Nestled deep in the Hickory Nut Gorge, on the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village. You are invited to a riverside setting unparalleled by any other mine in the area. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.

397 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock Park
"In one place, the best of the mountains"

P.O. Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-0039
US 64/74-A, Chimney Rock Village
828-625-9611 or 800-277-9611

Rocky Broad Riverwalk

A lovely walkway along the Rocky Broad River that allows you to connect with the area's natural beauty. Steps lead down to the Rocky Broad River, beautiful rocks and some
local wildlife such as squirrels and birds. The restaurants and shops in Chimney Rock Village are close to the RiverWalk. Located in Downtown Chimney Rock Village, just next door to

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock Village

Situated in one of the most beautiful natural settings in all the mountains-Hickory Nut Gorge. Here on the banks of the Rocky Broad River, which sliced its way through the high terrain eons ago, one can only stand in awe of the magnificence of nature on display in the rugged cliffs, the sheer drop of a 400-foot waterfall, incredible rock formations, glimpses of wildlife, and the joyous rush of the river itself.

Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Lake Lure Marina

Canoe, kayak, electric boat, paddle boat and pontoon boat rentals. Open March to early December

P.O. Box 541, Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-625-1373 or 877-FUN-4-ALL

The Lake Lure Beach

A Beach in the Mountains! Open May 20 to Labor Day


Cedar Creek Stables

Horseback riding through the scenic mountains of North Carolina!!

Rt. 1 Box 384, Lake Lure NC 28746
828-625-2811 or toll free 877-625-6773

Directions: From Lake Lure follow 64/74 East to Bills Creek Road. Turn Left onto Bills Creek Road. Go 5 miles and take a left onto Cedar Creek Road. Continue on Cedar Creek Road 1 mile, stables are on the right.

Green River Plantation

1804 Historic Plantation. Call for directions, prices, times, reservations.

Coxe Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-286-1461 or 828-287-0983

Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course

9-Hole - Donald Ross Design

US 64/74A, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Lake Lure Golf and Beach Resort

112 Mountains Blvd.
Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-625-3000 or 800-260-1040

Lake Lure Park RV & Campground

Boat Rentals - Boys Camp Rd off US 64/74-A, 1/4 mile west of beach
Rt. 2, Box 2, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Lake Lure Tours

P.O. Box 541, Lake Lure, NC 28746-0541
US 64/74-A at Lake Lure Town Marina

Lake Lure Adventure Company

Professional ski instructors; Waterski, Wakeboard, Tube, Barefoot! Also: Boat Rentals, Guided Fishing Trips, Horseback Trail Rides, Mountain Bike Rentals

Located at 64/74A & Buffalo Shoals Road next to the Dam Marina

Living Water Tubing & Canoe Trips

Rt. 5, Box 396-R, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

US 64/74-A, 2 miles East of SR 9

Riverside Riding Stables

Horseback riding through the scenic mountains of North Carolina!! Two hour river rides for the adventurous rider! Freemantown Road - From HWY 74A turn onto Bill's Creek Road then right onto Freemantown Road then two miles to driveway on the right (before Cove Creek Bridge)


Tanner Factory Store

P.O. Box 1139, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
1 mile east of US 221 & US 64/74-A left on Oak Springs Road

Wild Water Ltd.

White Water Rafting
100 Walnut Lane, Lake Lure NC 28746
828-625-9111 ext. 7238