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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.

 

Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center to compare the furs and skulls of bears, beavers and deer.  We will discuss how their populations were nearly depleted by 1900 and how a conservation movement brought them back.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center Auditorium to learn more about our nighttime neighbors--owls.  Become fascinated by the many ways owls are adapted to performing incredible hunts in the dark of the night.

Date of Event:
Sun, 02/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger at the Tory’s Den parking lot for a short (0.3 mi) hike to the cave.  We will discuss how the area was used during the American Revolution and learn a bit of interesting local history.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Torys Den Parking Lot

A ranger will have a table set up at the Visitor Center from 2:00 - 2:45 displaying the skins and skulls of some of Hanging Rock's furry (and slithery!) native denizens.  Stop by to talk and have a look!

Date of Event:
Sun, 03/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger at the Tory’s Den parking lot for a short (0.3 mi) hike to the cave.  We will discuss how the area was used during the American Revolution and learn a bit of interesting local history.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Torys Den Parking Lot
Contact:

Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
DanburyNC 27016
Phone336-593-8480
hanging.rock@ncparks.gov
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.

Swimming
(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