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Upcoming visitor center closure in October   

Beginning on October 5, 2020, the visitor center at Hanging Rock State Park will be closed due to construction. The closure is expected to last several months until at least spring of 2021.

Park visitors can visit the refreshment stand at the lake bathhouse for park information, Passport stamps, and other questions. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we work to improve the park.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Hanging Rock State Park


Contact the park
 

336-593-8480

hanging.rock@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

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
 

Hours
 

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  • 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.
     

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  • 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.
     

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  • 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
     

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  • Open daily:

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

 

 

 

Facilities for rent

Check the reservations website for availability and prices. 

In addition to campsites and cabins, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:

Picnic Shelters

Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.

Picnic Shelter #1, located above the lake parking area, has two fireplaces and grills. It accommodates up to 96 people. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. This shelter is not handicap accessible.

Picnic Shelter #2, located at the lower picnic area off Window Falls Trail accessed from Visitor Center Drive, has one fireplace and grill. It accommodates up to 24 people. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. This shelter is not handicap accessible.

Picnic Shelter #3, located at the lower picnic area off Window Falls Trail accessed from Visitor Center Drive, has one fireplace and grill. It accommodates up to 64 people. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. This shelter is not handicap accessible.

Picnic Shelter #4, located right beside the lake parking area, has one grill and a water spigot. It accomodates up to 80 people. Restrooms are nearby. This shelter is ADA accessible and features accessible tables.

Auditorium

The auditorium accommodates 35 people and has video projection equipment. Water fountains and restrooms are nearby. No Wi-Fi. Reservations are required. $103/half day, $178/full day. Please call the park for more information.

Classroom

The classroom accommodates 12 people and has a sink and adjoining deck overlooking Moore’s Knob. Water fountains and restrooms are nearby. No wifi. Portable screen and projector are available. Reservations are required. $85/half day, $160/full day. Please call the park for more information.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 11:00am