Events and Programs
Due to a break in the main water line, the restrooms are currently closed at Hanging Rock State Park. Drinking water is also unavailable. Portable toilets are located in the parking lots at the Visitor Center and at the Lake, but we highly advise visitors to bring plenty of drinking water with them until we can complete repairs. This message will be removed when the water is restored.Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2018
The lakefront swimming area, boating and refreshment stand at Hanging Rock State Park will be open from Saturday, May 26 until Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. It will then close and reopen on Friday, June 1, and be open daily throughout the summer. Hours of operation are from 10am - 5:45pm (Mondays 11am - 5:45pm).
Please contact the park for more information.Posted on: Sunday, May 27, 2018
The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park is closed to rock climbing due to nesting peregrine falcons in the area. Only the North End is affected by this closure -- other parts of the wall and the boulder field remain open. Please contact the park for more information.Posted on: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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.
Hanging Rock State Park
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