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PARK partially OPEN   

Hanging Rock State Park is open. Trail conditions are extremely hazardous due to heavy ice and snow. Crews are working to clear the parking lots. We may open on a delay due to refreezing. Call office to make sure park is open before travelling. This message will be updated daily.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wash Houses Closed -- Primitive Camping Only   

The campground wash houses are closed for the winter months.  A pit toilet and water spigot are centrally located in the family campground.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, December 4, 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.

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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

 

 

 

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

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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