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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 us for an evening of star-gazing fun hosted by Hanging Rock State Park. The Piedmont Astronomy Club will provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Other spectacular hands-on astronomy activities will also be held.
The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant. http://www.ncspacegrant.org/

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Every Wednesday night from May 31 until August 30, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the campground amphitheatre. (Beside campsite 2) Come join the Danbury Songwriters in a campground jam. Visiting pickers are invited but you don't have to play or sing to join in. Foot-tapping is appreciated. Everyone is welcome. FREE. Stokes County musicians who perform locally as the Danbury Songwriters (https://www.danburysongwriters.org) lead the jams and keep things moving. So bring your chops and be ready to play!
Non-campers will have to park on the paved parking lot at the visitor center and walk over, as there are no parking spaces at the amphitheatre.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheatre

June 3 is National Trails Day, so let’s “Hike for the Health of It!”  Take the Mountain-High Challenge and join an Environmental Educator on a 5.8-mile hike (11.6 miles round-trip) from the lowest to the highest points at Hanging Rock State Park and back again!  Meet at the Dan River Access on Flinchum Road (elevation 750) at 9:00 am to begin our moderately-paced hike to the Moore’s Wall Observation Tower (elevation 2580).   Bring water and lunch, for we will dine with the backdrop of stunning views.  We will stop at the Visitor Center on the way up and back to refill water and stop at the restrooms.  Due to length and steepness, this hike is recommended for ages 10 and older.  This hike is rated strenuous.  Estimated time:  7 hours which includes lunch break.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Dan River Access off of Flinchum Road

Every Wednesday night from May 31 until August 30, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the campground amphitheatre. (Beside campsite 2) Come join the Danbury Songwriters in a campground jam. Visiting pickers are invited but you don't have to play or sing to join in. Foot-tapping is appreciated. Everyone is welcome. FREE. Stokes County musicians who perform locally as the Danbury Songwriters (https://www.danburysongwriters.org) lead the jams and keep things moving. So bring your chops and be ready to play!
Non-campers will have to park on the paved parking lot at the visitor center and walk over, as there are no parking spaces at the amphitheatre. Weather permitting.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 30 2017 .
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/05/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheatre

Every Wednesday night from May 31 until August 30, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the campground amphitheatre. (Beside campsite 2) Come join the Danbury Songwriters in a campground jam. Visiting pickers are invited but you don't have to play or sing to join in. Foot-tapping is appreciated. Everyone is welcome. FREE. Stokes County musicians who perform locally as the Danbury Songwriters (https://www.danburysongwriters.org) lead the jams and keep things moving. So bring your chops and be ready to play!
Non-campers will have to park on the paved parking lot at the visitor center and walk over, as there are no parking spaces at the amphitheatre. Weather permitting.

Date of Event:
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/05/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00pm, Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheatre
Contact:

Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
DanburyNC 27016
Phone336-593-8480
hanging.rock@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.411906
Longitude: -80.254120

Park Hours:

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.

Swimming
(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