Join a Park Ranger for a short, informative hike from the Visitor Center to the Lake Bath House. We'll discuss the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the park and see first-hand impacts of their important work. Pictures and artifacts will be on-hand as well. Approximate length of program is 45 minutes. In case of inclement weather, program will be held in the Visitor Center Auditorium
Events and Programs
The lakefront swimming area, boating and refreshment stand at Hanging Rock State Park will be open from Saturday, May 26 until Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. It will then close and reopen on Friday, June 1, and be open daily throughout the summer. Hours of operation are from 10am - 5:45pm (Mondays 11am - 5:45pm).
Please contact the park for more information.Posted on: Sunday, May 27, 2018
The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park is closed to rock climbing due to nesting peregrine falcons in the area. Only the North End is affected by this closure -- other parts of the wall and the boulder field remain open. Please contact the park for more information.Posted on: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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 a Ranger for a paddle around Hanging Rock's 12-acre lake. We'll talk about the flora and fauna of the park and hopefully see some wildlife. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Basic canoeing skills are highly suggested. All equipment is provided. There is no fee but you MUST pre-register. Limit 12 participants. Sign-up at the Visitor Center or call (336)593-8480.
Join park intern (biology major) for a hike on the nature trail. Enjoy the 0.7 mile loop trail of pure bliss and see what fungi you can find along the way! A checklist will be provided for the search.
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!
Let’s explore the fishing tactics used by Native Americans and early settlers!
Hanging Rock State Park
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.
(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