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1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016



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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.

(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

Upper Campground Washhouse Closed   

Due to the onset of below freezing nightly temperatures, we have had to close the upper campground washhouse (central to sites 1-40) in the family campground.  The lower washhouse (central to sites 43-73) will remain open until Monday, December 2, when it too will close for the season.  A frost-free water faucet will remain turned on near the lower washhouse throughout the winter months.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

List of trails

Trails are marked with small plastic symbols nailed to trees. Each trail has its own symbol, unique in color and shape. Trail descriptions below state which colored shape matches which trail. As you are hiking, make note of what colored shape you are following. Some trails share routes for some distance, in which case, you may see more than one colored symbol on the trail for a period of time.

Most trail marker symbols have a small number embossed on them. These numbers do not indicate distance. However, they are commonly called "mile markers." If you have an emergency and call for help, please report which number "mile marker," color and shape symbol you are near, so help can locate you quicker.

When trails are closed for construction, poor trail conditions due to weather, or any other reason, they are closed both for visitor safety and for the protection of the trail and natural resources. Trails are expensive to construct, maintain, and repair. Disregarding trail closures results in:

  1. Delaying or prolonging construction or repair;
  2. Damaging the trails, resulting in significant costs and further closure time for additional repair;
  3. Endangering yourself in addition to both state parks and EMS staff who would work to get you out of harm's way if you are lost or hurt.

Thank you for respecting our park's natural resources, facilities, and fellow park visitors.

Wolf Rock Trail
Location: Lake parking lot – 2847 Hanging Rock Park Road


The trail begins at the trailhead behind the lake bathhouse, located at 2847 Hanging Rock Park Road. This trail ends at its intersection with Hanging Rock Trail. The trail's surface is gravel, dirt, and rock, and it has some uneven steps. Enjoy unobscured views to the south from atop Wolf Rock, a large outcropping of quartzite.

Surface: natural surface, gravel, boulders, stairs

1.40 miles
one way
blue triangles