Hanging Rock became a state park on April 20, 1936. Come help us celebrate our 82nd birthday with free cupcakes in the lobby!
Events and Programs
Boat rentals will be available at the refreshment stand on weekends only beginning April 14. Starting Memorial Day, the concession will be open on weekdays as well. Please contact the park for more information.Posted on: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:25am
The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park is closed to rock climbing due to nesting peregrine falcons in the area. Only the North End is affected by this closure -- other parts of the wall and the boulder field remain open. Please contact the park for more information.Posted on: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:27am
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.
Join the Piedmont Astronomy Club and Hanging Rock State Park for a night of star gazing and kid friendly activities Celebrating the NC Statewide Star Party! We welcome the general public, but anyone who is not a camper or cabin guest must leave the park by 9:00 pm when the gate closes.
Come check out our Farmers Market featuring homegrown produce, crafts, food and other items made and grown in Stokes County. This farmers market is offered by Stokes Future, a nonprofit designed to help feed our own, employ our own, and prosper.
Market will be open from 11 am until 2 pm every Saturday through November in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. Live music too!
Join the Piedmont Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing at Hanging Rock's Visitor Center. We welcome the general public, but anyone who is not a camper or cabin guest must leave the park by 9:00 pm when the gate closes.
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!
Hanging Rock State Park
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