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Events and Programs

Events and Programs

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.


A two-in-one Hike NC (Blue Cross/Blue Shield initiative) program.  Join a ranger for a sunset hike down to the wetlands to the headwaters of the Haw River.  At the end of the boardwalk, we'll take time to as the night animals begin to stir.  From here, we'll hike along the Piedmont Loop Trail to one of our back fields where, weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for night viewing.  If folks want to just take part in the astronomy program, we'll have parking located nearby so you won't have to hike far.  Please call the park office for further information on parking and also to check and make sure the program is still scheduled as we can't control the weather.  Office number is 336-342-6163.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at the Summit Center.

Join a ranger for an easy stroll down to the headwaters of the Haw River and explore the world of an upland swamp.  Wetlands serve many purposes for the environment - from a nursery to a filter - and Haw River is a great place to experience wetlands up close and personal.  We'll provide dip nets, catch basins and identification information of what is caught.  Will talk about environmental indicator species and wetland metaphors during this hour long exploration.  If the weather is iffy or for more information, please call the park office at 336-342-6163 before coming out to the park. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at the Summit Center

Haw River State Park Summit Environmental Education Center

339 Conference Center Dr
Browns SummitNC 27214
Latitude: 36.250859
Longitude: -79.756390

Park Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed most state holidays. 
Please call the park office to find out about extended hours for some weekends. Please check in at the park office upon arrival.