Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park

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Rock Climbing

Rocky Fork State Park is home to multiple granite and quartzite cliff faces. Currently, the only approved climbing area is the Whitehouse Cliffs. Whitehouse Cliffs, maintained by Carolina Climbers Coalition and Rocky Fork State Park, is a 200+ foot quartzite cliff. There are nearly 40 routes currently developed or in development. Both single and multi-pitch climbing routes with beginner as well as advanced difficulty ranges (5.5-5.12).  A climbing permit is required. One person=One permit. This means each person in the group must sign up. 


Nearly 15 miles of marked mountain biking trails inside the state park boundary provide access to 8000 acres of remote, unmarked and unsigned logging roads.


The cold, clean mountain waters of Blockstand and Rocky Fork Creek are favored for fly-fishing and noted for their populations of trout.


Nearly 20 miles of marked trails within the boundary of the state park provide great views of our Southern Appalachian Forest, and a direct access to the Appalachian Trail.