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Events and Programs
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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 an Environmental Educator for a leisurely walk around the Lake (1-mile loop), stopping along the way for several "nature highlights." Use all your senses to explore galls, burls, bugs, and more!
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 a park ranger at the Campground Amphitheater and learn about some of the animals found here in the park and the many ways they defend themselves from predators. We'll have some pictures, animal skins and skulls to aid us in our talk. Campers and cabin guests only. Please, no dogs at program.
Join a park ranger for a short hike to the lake bathhouse and learn about how Hanging Rock State Park was founded in the 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression, and learn about the men who served and sacrificed to give us what we have today. Meet in front of the Visitor's Center at 7:00 PM.
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