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Lake Swimming Area Opens May 28   

The lake swimming area, boat rentals and refreshment stand will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 28.  Daily hours of operation are 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM (Mondays 11 AM to 5:45 PM).  Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:02pm
Events and Programs

Hanging Rock State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Take a break on your way to Hidden & Window Falls across from Shelter 3 to feel bear fur, see a bear skull, and learn fascinating facts about the reclusive and seldom-sighted visitor to Hanging Rock State Park. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter 3

Join yoga instructor Karen Mercer on the back deck of the Visitor Center for a FREE beginning level alignment-based Yoga class.  Yoga mats will be available to borrow or you may bring your own.  Space for 12 is available.   Class will be indoors if it rains.  Join us!

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a program set up for children and the young at heart.  Campground Amphitheater - Campers and Cabin Guests only, PLEASE.

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheater

Enjoy a program set up for children and the young at heart.  Campers and Cabin Guests only, PLEASE.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Sep 04 2016 .
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 06/05/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 06/12/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 06/19/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 06/26/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 07/03/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 07/10/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 07/17/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 07/24/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 07/31/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 08/07/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 08/14/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 08/21/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 08/28/2016 - 9:30am, Sun, 09/04/2016 - 9:30am
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheater

Join a Park Ranger at the Lake Bathhouse for an evening of canoeing.  Learn basic canoeing techniques and enjoy the lake in the quiet evening, listening to the sounds of nature while learning a little about Hanging Rock State Park.  There is no fee but you MUST pre-register by calling (336) 593-8480 or stop by the park visitor center. Limit 12 participants. Children must be acccompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Wed, 06/01/2016 - 6:30pm
Start Location:
Lake Bathhouse

Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
DanburyNC 27016
Latitude: 36.411906
Longitude: -80.254120

Park Hours:

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