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Spring Boat Rentals Begin April 20   

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

Climbing Access' North End...   

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.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Events and Programs

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.  We will discuss how the area was used during the American Revolution and learn a bit of interesting local history.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Tory's Den Parking Lot

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!

Date of Event:
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Be your own champion as you run or hike to the 5 big peaks in Hanging Rock State Park. This is a challenging (but do-able by anyone with proper training and attitude) 10 plus mile outdoor adventure that showcases the natural beauty of one of the best state parks in North Carolina. All proceeds benefit Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State Parks. Registration is $30 and opens on January 1, 2019. Find registration options and all the information you need about the event on this website:    This event is brought to you by the Friends Of Sauratown Mountains!

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/06/2019 - 7:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Lake parking lot

Please join us for the grand opening of the Hanging Rock State Park Mountain Bike Trails. Local and regional cycling and outdoor businesses and organizations will be there promoting their services, products, and missions. Celebrate a life outdoors! 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Start Location:
2568 Moore's Spring Road, Westfield, NC 27053 (2.4 miles from the park's entrance)

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 April 27, 2019 through November 9, 2019 in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. Live music too!

Are you a local vendor? Booth spaces are only $5 per week. Contact to find out how to join in!

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Parking Lot

Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
DanburyNC 27016
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.

(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