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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.

 

Join a park ranger at the Tory’s Den parking lot for a short (0.3 mi) hike to the cave and nearby waterfalls.  We will discuss how the area was used as a hideout for British Loyalists during the American Revolution and learn a bit of interesting local history.
 

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Tory's Den Parking Lot

Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center auditorium and learn about some of the animals found here at the park and how they protect themselves from predators.  We will have some animal skins and skulls displayed to aid us in our talk!

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

Stop by the Visitor Center and look directly into the sun using a telescope with special filters to unravel the mystery of solar splendor!

Date of Event:
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join us for an evening of star gazing.  Piedmont Astronomy Club will provide telescopes and their expertise to guide you on a tour of the night sky. Park visitor's who are not overnight guests must exit the park by 10:00pm.

Date of Event:
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Stop by the Visitor Center and look directly into the sun using a telescope with special filters to unravel the mystery of solar splendor!

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016

336-593-8480
hanging.rock@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

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.

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