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Contact the park



Park entrance

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016

GPS: 36.4119, -80.2541


Visitor center

1005 Visitor Center Drive
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.3952, -80.2665


Lake bathhouse

2847 Hanging Rock Park Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.3902, -80.2678


Lower Cascades parking area

2143 Hall Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.4148, -80.2647


Dan River access

1258 Flinchum Road
Danbury, NC 27016

GPS: 36.4293, -80.2487


Tory's Den parking area

1185 Charlie Young Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.4019, -80.2995


Climbing access

1035 Climbing Access Drive
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.3995, -80.2906


Mountain biking access

2568 Moores Spring Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.4187, -80.2839



  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Campers and cabin guests must arrive prior to the closing hour, after which the park gate is closed for the night.


  • Summer months only. Hours may vary due to staff availability. The diving platform may be closed due to staffing; please inquire with staff for hours.
  • Monday:
    11:00am to 5:45pm
  • Tuesday to Sunday:
    10:00am to 5:45pm
  • Fee charged for all swimmers. Free swim from 5:00pm to 5:45pm.


  • Open weekends only in spring and fall
  • Open daily during summer months
  • 10:00am to 5:30pm


  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 4:45pm
  • Closed Christmas Day







Due to declared state of emergency in Stokes County and continued crowding at parks that does not adhere to social distancing guidelines, Hanging Rock State Park will be closed until further notice. This means all trails and accesses are closed and entry is prohibited at this time.

 Last updated on: Thursday, March 26, 2020

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.


This event has been canceled.

Join the Piedmont Astronomy Club and Hanging Rock State Park for a night of stargazing, as we explore the universe through telescopic observation and kid-friendly activities! The park gate will close at 9:00pm in April. If you wish to stay later, you can but you must stay till 10:00pm. 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

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join the Friends Of Sauratown Mountains as they host Our State Magazine at the Vade Mecum area of Hanging Rock State Park. Our State will be on site to showcase their latest March edition featuring articles about Vade Mecum and Pilot Mountain. Come by and get your FREE copy!  If you fill out an application on site to get a magazine subscription, a donation is made to the Friends! The trails will be open and volunteers will be on site for exploration of this historic site. For more info contact Friends Of Sauratown Mountains president

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/02/2020 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Vade Mecum 1105 Camp Sertoma Dr. Westfield NC 27053

Friends Of Sauratown Mountains volunteers will be on site at Vade Mecum. Trails will be open from 9-5. For more info contact FSM president 

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/03/2020 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Vade Mecum 1105 Camp Sertoma Dr. Westfield, NC 27053