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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 park staff and landscape architects from Obs to discuss the plans to make the Vade Mecum/ Moore's Springs properties part of Hanging Rock State Park. Share you opinions about how you think this property can become part of the park. Obs will have surveys available and will have some displays and maps showing various concepts. Come share your opinions and ideas! Be a part of shaping this property into its best possible use. The public is invited. FREE. There will be light refreshemnts available. This event is brought to you by the staff of Hanging Rock State Park. Join us at the Walnut Cove Library located at 106 Fifth St. Walnut Cove, NC 27052 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 29.

Date of Event:
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Start Location:
Walnut Cove Library 106 Fifth St. Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Trails at Vade Mecum will be open for hiking from 9-5 on the first weekend of each month. Please check in at the welcome center inside Vade Mecum with the Friends Of Sauratown Mountains volunteer. Maps are available. Guided historic tours are also available for a donation and are scheduled throughout the day. For more info email FSM President Debbie Vaden debbie.vaden@sauratownfriends.org

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 9:00am to Sun, 07/02/2017 - 5:00pm
Start Location:
Vade Mecum trails, 1105 Camp Sertoma Dr. Westfield, NC 27053

An Environmental Educator will share several of nature’s marvels in a display table.  Take a close look at a mounted owl, a giant hornet’s nest, the tiny skull of a bat, and more.   
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Start Location:
Visitor Center parking lot

Come check out our Farmers Market featuring homegrown produce, crafts, food and other items made and grown in Stokes County. This farmers market is offered by Stokes Future, a nonprofit designed to help feed our own, employ our own, and prosper.

Market will be open from 11 am until 2 pm every Saturday from April 29 through November 11, 2017 in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. Live music too!

 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Nov 11 2017 .
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/06/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/10/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/17/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/29/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/02/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:00am, Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center parking lot

Enjoy a program set up for children and the young at heart.  Campground Amphitheater - Campers and Cabin Guests only, PLEASE.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/02/2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Start Location:
Campground Amphitheater
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