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August Lake Schedule -- Please Read!   

The lake swimming area at Hanging Rock State Park will be closed on August 21-22 and 28-29 due to staff shortages created by the upcoming school year.  Otherwise, the area will be open to the public daily through Labor Day Monday (September 3rd).  The diving platform may be closed at times depending on staff availability.

Boat rentals will remain available at the refreshment stand on weekends only until the end of October, but the beach and swimming area will be closed after Labor Day.  Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Monday, July 30, 2018
North End of Moore's Wall Climbing Now Open    

The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park has reopened for climbing.  Thank you to all climbers for your patience and support.

 Posted on: Friday, July 13, 2018
Volunteer Campground Host Needed!   

Last Minute Cancellation!
Wishing you could live at Hanging Rock State Park?
Do you enjoy interacting with park visitors?
Do you own your own RV/Camper?
There is a way to make your dreams come true!
We are currently looking for a Campground Host for the months of August and September!

  • Join us for the 2018 season in one of North Carolina's premiere State Parks!
  • We are currently looking for a Campground Host for the months of August and September!
  • Our campground consists of 73 campsites and 2 shower houses. 
  • Duties include registering campers, selling firewood, cleaning up campsites, and periodically checking on campground bathrooms.

Please call the park office at (336) 593-8480 and ask for Ranger Ray, or email me at ray.brundege@ncparks.gov

 

 Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hanging Rock State Park

Since its creation as a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps project, Hanging Rock State Park has offered the best of a traditional outdoor experience with 73-site campground, picnic grounds, stocked lake for swimming and canoe rentals and more than 20 miles of hiking trails that climb onto spectacular views and weave alongside clear streams and waterfalls. There is also access on the Dan River for paddling, 8.4 miles of mountain biking trails and rock climbing opportunities with permit. A complex of vacation cabins is available for longer visits. Free interpretive programs complement the education offerings of a park museum that explores the natural and cultural history of the Sauratown Mountains.

Waterfall Safety
 

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Hanging Rock is undergoing an expansion. The planning process will be structured to allow for significant collaboration between obs Landscape Architects, park staff, stakeholders and the community throughout the project. Read more »

 

Nearby Attractions
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Horne Creek

 

 

 

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Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
DanburyNC 27016
Phone336-593-8480
hanging.rock@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.411906
Longitude: -80.254120

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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