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Wetlands boardwalk at Haw River State Park
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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.


Come join a park ranger for a leisurely night hike down to the wetlands and around the park as we discover the sounds of the night.  Water bottles, flashlights and bug spray are all recommended. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center.

On June 2, 2018 Haw River State Park celebrates National Trails Day.  Share an adventure as we make new friends along the 3.2 mile-long Great Blue Heron Loop trail.  The hike is easy to moderate and takes approximately two hours to complete.  In case of bad weather, please call the park office at 336-342-6163 to confirm program has not been rescheduled. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Parking lot at Iron Ore Belt Access.

Haw River State Park Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center

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

Park Hours:

Open seven days a week with the following seasonal gate hours:

Nov - Feb:  8am - 6pm
March, April, May, Sept and Oct: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

Closed Christmas Day