Due to seasonal staffing issues brought about by the new school year, the lake swimming area at Hanging Rock State Park will be closed August 23rd - 25th, and August 29 - September 2. Otherwise, the area will be open every day in August, as well as the three-day Labor Day weekend, September 3-5.
After Labor Day, swimming will be closed for the season. Boat rentals will still be available on weekends only through the end of October.
Please contact the park for more information.Posted on: Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 10:54am
Tent and Trailer Camping
The tent and trailer campgrounds offer two one-way loops that lead to 73 campsites. One site is wheelchair accessible. Each campsite has a picnic table, grill and tent pad accommodating up to six people and two tents. Drinking water and bathhouses with utility sinks and hot showers are nearby. The bathhouses are closed December 1 – March 15 when a pit toilet is available. Sites not reserved are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Recreational vehicle hookups and dump stations are not provided.
Five campsites located near the entry gate offer a primitive, wilderness camping experience for groups of six to 16. Each group site has picnic tables and a fire circle. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are nearby. Reservations are required.
IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information.
Cabins are available year round except December 24 and 25. Reservations are required. Each has a bathroom, living room, kitchen with dining space and two bedrooms. Each accommodates up to six people. Pets are not permitted in the cabin area. Smoking is not permitted in the cabins. Two of the cabins are ADA accessible.
Read more and see photos in the Cabin Brochure.
Hanging Rock State Park
December, January, February: 7am - 7pm
March, April: 7am - 9pm
May, June, July, August, September: 7am - 10pm
October: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Camping and cabin guests must arrive prior to the closing hour, after which the park gate is closed for the night.
The park is closed Christmas Day.
(Summer months only. Hours may vary slightly due to staff availability. Diving platform may be closed due to staffing, please inquire with staff for hours)
Monday: 11am - 5:45pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5:45pm
(Fee charged for all swimmers. Free swim from 5-5:45 pm)
Boat Rentals and Concession Stand
Weekends only in spring and fall (10am - 5:30pm)
Daily during summer months
Park Visitor Center
9am - 4:45pm daily