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1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016



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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

Campground Washhouses Closed   

We have winterized the washhouses in the family campground to prevent the pipes from freezing.  They will reopen around April 1.  Until then, we have primitive camping only with a pit toilet and a frost-free water faucet availalbe in the campground lower loop.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Scheduled events

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 a park ranger at the Tory’s Den parking lot for a short (0.3 mi) hike to the cave and nearby waterfalls.  We will discuss how the area was used as a hideout for British Loyalists during the American Revolution and learn a bit of interesting local history.  Please no pets at program!

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Tory's Den Parking Lot

A ranger will have a table set up at the Visitor Center from 1:00 - 1:45 displaying the skins and skulls of some of Hanging Rock's furry (and slithery) native denizens.  Stop by to talk and have a look!

Date of Event:
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join the Piedmont Astronomy Club and Hanging Rock State Park for a night of star gazing, as we explore the universe through teloscopic observation and kid friendly activities!  The park gate will close at 9pm in April.  If you wish to stay later, you can but you must stay till 10pm.  The gate will be reopened one time, so the entire group can exit as a whole.  Please feel free to make reservations in our cabins or campgrounds for an overnight experience at  In the event of cloud cover or rain, Saturday April 25th we will be set up again!  Same place and time.

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center parking lot