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August Lake Schedule -- Please Read!   

The lake swimming area at Hanging Rock State Park will be closed on August 21-22 and 28-29 due to staff shortages created by the upcoming school year.  Otherwise, the area will be open to the public daily through Labor Day Monday (September 3rd).  The diving platform may be closed at times depending on staff availability.

Boat rentals will remain available at the refreshment stand on weekends only until the end of October, but the beach and swimming area will be closed after Labor Day.  Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Monday, July 30, 2018
North End of Moore's Wall Climbing Now Open    

The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park has reopened for climbing.  Thank you to all climbers for your patience and support.

 Posted on: Friday, July 13, 2018
Volunteer Campground Host Needed!   

Last Minute Cancellation!
Wishing you could live at Hanging Rock State Park?
Do you enjoy interacting with park visitors?
Do you own your own RV/Camper?
There is a way to make your dreams come true!
We are currently looking for a Campground Host for the months of August and September!

  • Join us for the 2018 season in one of North Carolina's premiere State Parks!
  • We are currently looking for a Campground Host for the months of August and September!
  • Our campground consists of 73 campsites and 2 shower houses. 
  • Duties include registering campers, selling firewood, cleaning up campsites, and periodically checking on campground bathrooms.

Please call the park office at (336) 593-8480 and ask for Ranger Ray, or email me at ray.brundege@ncparks.gov

 

 Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Events and Programs

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.

 

Enjoy the night sky through telescopes set up by the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers.  Please dim your lights and enter the Visitor Center parking lot slowly and carefully.  We welcome the general public, but anyone who is not a camper or cabin guest must leave the park by 10:00 pm when the gate closes.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Parking Lot

Enjoy a program set up for children and the young at heart. The event is at the Campground Amphitheater – Campers and Cabin Guests only, please.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheater

Join a ranger for a short hike and learn about North Carolina's state reptile, the eastern box turtle.  We will participate in several activities along the lake trail before performing a scientific search for turtles in the park.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water to drink if needed.  Approximate length of program is one hour

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Lake Bathhouse

Join a Ranger for a paddle around Hanging Rock's 12-acre lake.  We'll talk about the flora and fauna of the park and hopefully see some wildlife.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Basic canoeing skills are highly suggested.  All equipment is provided. There is no fee but you MUST pre-register.  Limit 14 participants.  Sign-up at the Visitor Center (336)593-8480.
 

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Start Location:
Lake Bathhouse

Join an Environmental Educator for a leisurely walk to Window Falls (0.6 mile), stopping along the way for several “nature highlights.” We’ll also discuss the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the park and see first-hand impacts of their important work. Each family will receive a Window Falls poster.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Outside of Visitor Center
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

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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.

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