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Current status of park facilities   

Trails and restrooms are open at The Summit and Iron Ore Belt access for day-use hiking and fishing.

The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center is open by reservation only to day-use and overnight groups of 10 or more.

The park office remains closed. Park staff will be available near the Summit restrooms to assist with park information, Passport stamps, and other questions.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit. Please stay home if you are sick.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, November 2, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Haw River State Park


Contact the park
 

336-342-6163

haw.river@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

The Summit Center
and park office

339 Conference Center Drive
Browns Summit, NC 27214

GPS: 36.2508, -79.7563

 

Iron Ore Belt access

6068 N. Church St.
Greensboro, NC 27455

GPS: 36.2374, -79.7855
 

Hours
 

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  • Year-round:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

Haw River 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.

 

Come as a family to enjoy an overnight getaway at the park.
Scheduled activities include canoeing, wilderness survival, a picnic, and more. We hope you will join us for a fun-filled time!


Arrival - 10 a.m., Saturday, April 17
Departure - 12:30 p.m., Sunday, April 18


Programming
Families will be assigned to small camp groups with park instructors facilitating special outdoor activities and programs. Activities may include canoeing, fishing, wilderness survival, night hikes, campfire, and exploring nature through our senses.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 10:00am to Sun, 04/18/2021 - 12:30pm
Start Location:
The Summit Center

Also called Shinrin Yoku, forest bathing is the Japanese practice of connecting with nature to promoe relaxation. Come engage your senses and immerse yourself in the forest with us!
Free of charge. Reservations Required.
Contact 336-342-6181/hawriver.program@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park

Also called Shinrin Yoku, forest bathing is the Japanese practice of connecting with nature to promoe relaxation. Come engage your senses and immerse yourself in the forest with us!
Free of charge. Reservations Required.
Contact 336-342-6181/hawriver.program@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park

Also called Shinrin Yoku, forest bathing is the Japanese practice of connecting with nature to promoe relaxation. Come engage your senses and immerse yourself in the forest with us!
Free of charge. Reservations Required.
Contact 336-342-6181/hawriver.program@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park

Have you ever felt relaxed while listening to a babbling stream, feeling sunshine on your face, watching dappled sunlight on the forest floor, or smelling the fresh scent of pine trees? We innately feel less stressed in nature, but did you know there is growing scientific evidence to explain how nature can positively impact our physiological and psychological systems? Come join us as we explore Shrinrin-yoku (forest bathing).

Ages 12 years to adult. Reservations required. Contact hawriver.program@ncparks.gov or call 336-342-6181.

Date of Event:
Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
The Summit Center