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History

Haw River State Park was authorized by the General Assembly in 2003. The Haw River headwaters area was among 12 sites in North Carolina identified as a potential state park in the system’s 2003 New Parks for a New Century initiative.  One of the initial acquisitions for the park was a 210-acre retreat and conference center, known as The Summit. Acquired in 2004 from the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, the conference center was incorporated into Haw River State Park, officially becoming a park in July of 2005. With the continued assistance of public and private conservation partners, the park has grown in size, bringing the current park holdings to 1,425 acres. 

Contact:

Haw River State Park Summit Environmental Education Center

339 Conference Center Dr
Browns SummitNC 27214
Phone336.342.6163
haw.river@ncparks.gov
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.