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Construction Project Suspends Use of Cabins at Hanging Rock State Park

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Michael F. Easley, Governor
William G. Ross, Jr., Secretary

Release Note: 
Immediate
Contact: 
Charlie Peek
Release Date: 
Sunday, January 8, 2006
Phone: 
919-218-4622

Construction Project Suspends Use of Cabins at Hanging Rock State Park

RALEIGH -- Vacation cabins at Hanging Rock State Park will be unavailable to visitors during the next few months due to a major renovation project and the construction of four new cabins at the park in Stokes County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

The $928,599 project is funded through the state's Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and is expected to be completed by September.

'Generally, we begin taking reservations for the cabins beginning in January for the calendar year,' said Park Superintendent Erik Nygard. 'However this year, reservations will not be accepted for the spring and early summer. Hopefully, we can begin taking reservations for the cabins later this summer.'

The six cabins were built in 1954 and are a popular amenity at the park. Each accommodates up to six people and two are fully accessible. During the spring and fall, the two-bedroom cabins may be rented for a minimum two-night stay. Summer rentals are available by the week only. Cabins use is restricted to individuals and families.

The four new cabins will be available for year-round use, weather permitting. MaCrae-Joyce Associates Architects of Greensboro is directing the project, and R.P. Murray Inc. of Kernersville was awarded the construction contract.

Other overnight facilities at the park include a 73-site tent and trailer campground and group campsites. Hanging Rock is one of North Carolina's oldest state parks and had 382,546 visitors in 2005.