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Below is a list of web sites that we have found to be helpful to campers looking to plan a trip to this area. All sites give information concerning entertainment, shopping, restaurants, attractions, lodging, and other areas of interest to those planning vacations. 

7 Scenic Waterfall Hikes Around Lake Lure, NC

This site provides information such as cost, location, highlights, hike difficulty, pet acceptance, and hiking distance of seven hiking trails leading to beautiful waterfalls around the Lake Lure area.

Blue Ridge National Heritage

This site gives information on attractions, lodging, restaurants, shopping, real estate, and other businesses and services in the Hickory Nut Gorge area. 

Chimney Rock State Park

This site gives information specifically for the Lake Lure, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock area concerning restaurants, lodging, attractions, shopping, entertainment, etc. 

Town of Lake Lure

This is the official web site for Lake Lure and includes more information than just typical tourism information, such as jobs, current news, town officials, public notices, land management, etc. 

First Peak of the Blue Ridge

This site provides detailed information on area attractions, celebrations, and things to do in the surrounding towns of Columbus, Tryon, Green Creek, and Saluda. 

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Rutherford County Tourism

This site details cultural events for Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Rutherfordton, Spindale, and Forest City. 

Lake Lure Information

This site details the Lake Lure area, giving the history of the area and the current draw for tourists. 

Hickory Nut Gorge News

This site provides detailed information on hiking trails in the area as well as links to other useful information. 

Rumbling Bald Bouldering Guide

Southern exposure, classic lines of all grades and world class bouldering make Rumbling Bald a mandatory part of the winter climbing circuit in the South. From long slab routes to overhung roof cracks, Rumbling Bald has something for everyone. That same southern orientation and an abundance of poison ivy mean that summers at the Bald aren't for climbing. With the new climber's parking lot in place, traffic to the Bald has exploded in recent years. Please be courteous and follow the rules.

More information is included in this link to the Rumbling Bald Bouldering Guide by Chris Dorrity.

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Tracy Cavanaugh and her high school students provided this link through their research as part of  a field experiment they conducted on preventing litter in natural spaces. The Leave No Trace principles are an excellent way to conduct low-impact camping.

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