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Wetlands boardwalk at Haw River State Park
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Contact the park



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



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


  • 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.


Calling All Citizen Scientists! There are 1,160 species currently cataloged at Haw River State Park. Are they all still here? Do we have even MORE? We need your help to find out!  

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/01/2022 - 8:00am to Sat, 12/31/2022 - 6:00pm
Start Location:
Haw River State Park (Iron Ore Belt and The Summit Accesses)

Taking a night hike in the wetlands opens visitors up to a completely new experience.  Join us on an easy 0.5-mile hike as we look and listen for signs of wildlife who call our parks’ watery places home. This program is a part of Guilford Creek Week. SIGNUP on EVENTBRITE REQUIRED… Program limited to 30 participants.  Eventbrite signup link: 

Date of Event:
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Start Location:
The Summit Main Lodge (339 Conference Center Drive) - meet by the flagpole

NOTE: Program will be cancelled in the case of cloudy skies/rainy weather. Join local astronomers with the Greensboro Astronomy Club as we observe the night skies over the Iron Ore Belt Access. Telescopes and viewing equipment will be set up on site but you may wish to bring your own binoculars or telescope, plus a chair or blanket for seating. A short 0.4-mile hike is required so please bring a flashlight (preferably with a red light) and follow signs from the parking lot to reach the observation site past the connector trail.

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/23/2022 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Start Location:
Iron Ore Belt Access - 6068 North Church Street, Greensboro, NC