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10/26/2020 Parking Lot Closed - Expect Delays   

The Visitor Center parking lot will be closed Monday, 10/26/2020, for placement of a crane involved in the sewer improvement project.  Parking will be available at the lake area, but will be limited.  Please arrive early or risk being turned away if you arrive in the middle of the day on 10/26.

 Last updated on: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Lake Bathhouse Closed and Moore's Wall Loop Trail Temporary Reroute   

Beginning on October 23, 2020, the Lake Bathhouse at Hanging Rock State Park will be closed to upgrade the septic system. 

The Moore's Wall Loop Trail will be temporarily rerouted through the upper picnic area to facilitate the upgrade. Signs will be posted showing the new route. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we work to improve the park.

 Last updated on: Friday, October 23, 2020

Weekend delays   

Hanging Rock State Park has been reaching parking capacity by 10 a.m. on weekends. As we move into fall leaf season, please be prepared by arriving early morning or late afternoon on weekends. Weekdays are the best time to visit to avoid parking closures and crowds.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Map of North Carolina – Hanging Rock State Park

Contact the park



Park entrance

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016

GPS: 36.4119, -80.2541


Visitor center

1005 Visitor Center Drive
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.3952, -80.2665


Lake bathhouse

2847 Hanging Rock Park Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.3902, -80.2678


Lower Cascades parking area

2143 Hall Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.4148, -80.2647


Dan River access

1258 Flinchum Road
Danbury, NC 27016

GPS: 36.4293, -80.2487


Tory's Den parking area

1185 Charlie Young Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.4019, -80.2995


Climbing access

1035 Climbing Access Drive
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.3995, -80.2906


Mountain biking access

2568 Moores Spring Road
Westfield, NC 27053

GPS: 36.4187, -80.2839



  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Campers and cabin guests must arrive prior to the closing hour, after which the park gate is closed for the night.


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the swim beach is closed throughout for the entire 2020 season.

  • Summer months only. Hours may vary due to staff availability. The diving platform may be closed due to staffing; please inquire with staff for hours.

  • Monday:
    11:00am to 5:45pm

Tuesday to Sunday:
10:00am to 5:45pm

  • Fee charged for all swimmers. Free swim from 5:00pm to 5:45pm.


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanging Rock State Park is not offering boat rentals until further notice.

  • Open weekends only in spring and fall

  • Open daily during summer months


  • 10:00am to 5:30pm


  • Open daily:

  • 9:00am to 4:45pm
  • Closed Christmas Day