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Winter WANDERland

Wolf Rock at Hanging Rock State Park

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:45pm

Winter WANDERland

Join a Park Ranger to learn how the habitat around us adapts to the cold without central heating.  Bring your jacket, hat, and gloves for the short walk to Upper Cascades Waterfalls.  We will discuss how local plant and animal life adapt to the weather.  There will be an explanation of migration, hibernation, denning, and which animals do each.

Start Location: 
Outside of Visitor Center

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