Join us for your First Hike of the New Year. We will hike 1.3 miles to the summit of Hanging Rock, where we will kick the new year off right! Please meet at the Hanging Rock trailhead dressed appropriately for the weather.
Events and Programs
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016
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
1200 Rainbow trout were delivered October 15. Enjoy!Last updated on: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The lake swimming area is closed for the season. Rowboat and canoe rentals will be available at the refreshment stand at the lake on weekends only until October 20. Please contact the park for more information.Last updated on: Monday, September 9, 2019
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.