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 to day-use groups of 25 or less by reservation.
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 September 11, we are following the new guidelines under phase 2.5.Last updated on: Monday, September 14, 2020
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
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
Facilities for rent
The Summit Center
Beyond its role as a training center for the state parks system and other agencies, The Summit provides a serene and natural setting for successful employee training programs, family reunions, youth retreats, teambuilding conferences, spiritual retreats, marriage retreats, holiday parties and club events. Its client list includes businesses, government agencies, conservation organizations, college and university groups, mental health organizations, hobby groups and churches, just to name a few.
The Summit at Haw River State Park offers complete environmental education, retreat, and conference center amenities for lodging, meeting, recreational, and special programming for overnight groups ranging from 10 to 180 and day use groups ranging from 10 to 200. The Summit includes eight indoor meeting spaces, motel and dormitory-style lodging, and recreation facilities including a six-acre lake and multiple walking trails.
The Summit Environmental Education Program
The Summit Environmental Education Program is a true outdoor environmental learning center. The Environmental Education program provides a variety of courses and innovative activities for youth and adult groups of all sizes. All courses are correlated to the NC Essential Standards 2009, and include environmental education topics, NC cultural studies, outdoor education and teambuilding. These wide-ranging courses are designed to enhance and supplement classroom curriculum, as well as foster a respect for nature. The Summit Environmental Education Program is committed to immersing students in an engaging, informative, entertaining and inspiring curriculum.
Motel Style Cottages
The majority of these rooms feature one double and one single bed. Single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Four accessible rooms are available. All rooms have a private bath. Overnight accommodations do not have televisions or telephones. Accommodates 72 people.
An 80-bed dormitory-style cabin facility for youth groups, retreats, camps and environmental education. There are 10 cabins with four bunk beds in each, plus one trundle for each cabin. Partially accessible. Overnight accommodations do not have televisions or telephones. Accommodates 90 people.
Fully-equipped dining hall with buffet style service. Dining hall can be divided into two separate spaces. Banquet menus available, vegetarian and other dietary requirements will be addressed upon request. Accommodates 200 people.
An informal accessible meeting space is located at the end of each cottage. The Haw River Lounge, Fisher Board Room and Mitchell Conference Room each accommodates 20 with varying furniture arrangements.
Large accessible meeting space located in the Main Lodge with break out areas for small group activities. Break out areas feature gas logs and comfortable furniture. Grove Auditorium divides into two meeting spaces: The Rhododendron Room and Longleaf Room. Audio Visual equipment available. Accommodates 125 (50 per side when divided).
Small accessible conference room in the Main Lodge. Audio Visual equipment available. Accommodates 20
The Heron's Roost
Large accessible meeting space located in the upper level of the Round Building. This meeting space has a wood burning fireplace and a lobby area with a refrigerator and small sink. Audio Visual equipment available. Accommodates 125.
The Fox's Den
Small accessible conference room located in the lower level of the Round Building. This cozy area has a wood burning fireplace. Audio Visual equipment available. Accommodates 40.
Motel Style Rooms:
Single adult- $113
2 adults per room - $89/person = $178
3 adults per room - $89/person = $267
Adult - $68/person
Youth (ages 5-18) - $44/person
All overnight rates are per person per night. Rates are based on 3 p.m. arrival and 3 p.m. departure and include one meeting space, use of audiovisual equipment and three meals. The motel rate includes linens. Please bring your own linens if you will be staying in our cabins.
Conference Room only - $200/day
Meals - $10/person/meal (optional)
Snacks - $2.50/person/snack (optional)
All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Please call for current rates.
Gymnasium provides indoor space for basketball, volleyball and other games. Can also be used as a large group meeting space. Equipped with bathrooms and showers.
Field with areas for horseshoes, basketball, baseball and volleyball. Also features a tennis court, fire pit and some picnic tables.
Pool depth ranges from two to five feet. The pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Children should be supervised when using the pool. NO LIFEGUARD IS PROVIDED.
The challenge course offers a variety of teambuilding activities guided by Summit Environmental Education Center (SEEC) Haw River Program (HARP) instructors.