Hanging Rock State Park
The seasonal wildlife closure of Moore's Wall's North End is now in effect, due to peregrine falcon monitoring and potential activity. The closure will run through 08/31/2019, but may open earlier depending on peregrine activity. Climbing,bouldering, and hiking by park visitors beyond the North End trail point along the Moore's Wall access will be prohibited during the closure.
NOTE: This closure does not affect the Moore's Wall Loop Trail itself or access to the observation tower by hikers within the park.Last updated on: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Rowboat and canoe rentals will be available at the park lake beginning on April 20. The concession will be open on weekends only during the spring at the Refreshment Stand from 10am - 4:30pm. The swimming area will remain closed until May 25th, when it opens daily for the summer season.Last updated on: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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.
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 »
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016
GPS: 36.411906, -80.254120
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