Buffalo Creek Park and Weed Patch Mountain Trail New Parking Availability

There is now parking availability at Chimney Rock State Park (CRSP) in the new Eagle Rock Parking Lot.  This new lot enables access to the CRSP/Eagle Rock terminus of Weed Patch Mountain Trail.


      • Due to limited parking, visitors to this area must SIGN UP FOR ONLINE PARKING PERMIT in advance.
      • Print out the parking permit and display it clearly on your car dashboard.  
      • Please carpool as there are 8 parking spaces available per day.
      • This parking area is accessed through a locked gate.
      • At the time of registration you will get a combination for the gate.
      • You are responsible for closing and locking the gate behind you with each passage.
      • The road to the parking area is a one lane gravel logging road which may be difficult to traverse if you have a vehicle with low ground clearance.
      • Trailers and vehicles larger than a 15-passenger van are prohibited. Each registration is good for only one parking space per day.
      • For questions about this access or for same day access, please call 828-625-1823.


      There is no overnight parking. Visitors are limited to the hours between dawn and dusk.

      Do not park on private property. Violation of any of these terms and conditions could result in a citation or your vehicle being towed.

      If you do not have a parking permit for the Eagle Rock Parking lot, user access to the Eagle Rock area is available through the Buffalo Creek Park parking lot, which requires a 10 mile hike through the newly constructed Weed Patch Mountain Trail.