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Hanging Rock State Park EXPANSION

A Park Expansion Master Plan is underway for 750 acres of land that the State of North Carolina acquired north of Hanging Rock State Park.  This plan will create a vision for the newly acquired land.  Please visit the website for more information on the plan and to provide input on the recommendations as they progress.

Park Alerts

May Ferry Schedule Wednesday – Sunday
The May ferry schedule is Wednesday through Sunday hourly beginning at 9:30 with the last ferry off of Bear Island at 5:00 pm.   Please see the ferry schedule link at left for complete schedule.  Please Contact the park office at or 910.326.4881 with questions.

Naked Mountain Triathlon


Join us as we host our first annual triathlon, meant to raise funds to purchase kayaks for park programming. The race is located in the Heart of the Uwahrrie Mountain Range at Morrow Mountain State Park, Albemarle NC.  The course is 14.1 miles long and consists of a 2.5 mile paddle on the Yadkin River, a 7.5 Mile road bike course to summitt Morrow Mountain, and a 4.1 mile trail run on our most popular hiking trail (Fall Mountain Trail), including a creek crossing and some switch backs.