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Park has reopened   

Hanging Rock State Park is now open. Please exercise caution during your visit as park staff work on clearing debris.

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Fall Boat Rentals   

Rowboat and canoe rentals are available at the refreshment stand on weekends only until the end of October, but the beach and swimming area will be closed after Labor Day.  Please contact the park for more information.

 Posted on: Monday, September 3, 2018
Events and Programs

Hanging Rock 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.

 

Join an Environmental Educator and learn to identify the signs that wild animals have walked our trails.  Match tracks and scat to the furs of these park residents.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Indian Creek Trailhead

Join a Ranger at the Visitors Center at 3:00 pm and learn about some of the tools and games the original inhabitants of Hanging Rock used and played.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

If you liked Reach The Peaks, you'll love "River To Rock"! Details of this event are currently being developed so stay tuned for updates! Save the date! Hikers will begin at the river access (720 ft above sea level) and hike upward along the trail to the summit of Hanging Rock (2132 ft above sea level) and then back again to the finish line at Dan River Company/Green Heron Ale House. Refreshements and water will be available. This event brought to you by Stokes County Arts Council 336-593-8159. Registration begins soon so visit www.reachthepeaks.org

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 8:15am
Start Location:
Dan River Access located at 1258 Flinchum Rd. Danbury, NC 27016

Learn about the true engineer of home-building and an expert in close family ties.  Feel its lustrous fur, examine its skull, and discover the abilities of this aquatic genius. 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Start Location:
Upper Cascades trail past Rock Garden

Come check out our Farmers Market featuring homegrown produce, crafts, food and other items made and grown in Stokes County. This farmers market is offered by Stokes Future, a nonprofit designed to help feed our own, employ our own, and prosper.

Market will be open from 11 am until 2 pm every Saturday through November in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. Live music too!

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday 30 times.
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 05/26/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/14/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 07/28/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/04/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/29/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/27/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 11/03/2018 - 11:00am, Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center parking lot
Contact:

Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
DanburyNC 27016
Phone336-593-8480
hanging.rock@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.411906
Longitude: -80.254120

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December, January, February: 7am - 7pm
March, April: 7am - 9pm
May, June, July, August, September: 7am - 10pm
October: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 8pm

Camping and cabin guests must arrive prior to the closing hour, after which the park gate is closed for the night.

The park is closed Christmas Day.

Swimming
(Summer months only. Hours may vary slightly due to staff availability. Diving platform may be closed due to staffing, please inquire with staff for hours)
Monday: 11am - 5:45pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5:45pm
(Fee charged for all swimmers. Free swim from 5-5:45 pm)

Boat Rentals and Concession Stand
Weekends only in spring and fall (10am - 5:30pm)
Daily during summer months

Park Visitor Center
9am - 4:45pm daily