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*CANCELED* Statewide Star Party at Hanging Rock State Park

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Map of North Carolina – Hanging Rock State Park

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






*CANCELED* Statewide Star Party at Hanging Rock State Park

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: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Start Location: 
Visitor Center parking lot