The lake swimming area at Hanging Rock State Park will be closed on August 21-22 and 28-29 due to staff shortages created by the upcoming school year. Otherwise, the area will be open to the public daily through Labor Day Monday (September 3rd). The diving platform may be closed at times depending on staff availability.
Boat rentals will remain 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, July 30, 2018
The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park has reopened for climbing. Thank you to all climbers for your patience and support.Posted on: Friday, July 13, 2018
Last Minute Cancellation!
Wishing you could live at Hanging Rock State Park?
Do you enjoy interacting with park visitors?
Do you own your own RV/Camper?
There is a way to make your dreams come true!
We are currently looking for a Campground Host for the months of August and September!
- Join us for the 2018 season in one of North Carolina's premiere State Parks!
- We are currently looking for a Campground Host for the months of August and September!
- Our campground consists of 73 campsites and 2 shower houses.
- Duties include registering campers, selling firewood, cleaning up campsites, and periodically checking on campground bathrooms.
Please call the park office at (336) 593-8480 and ask for Ranger Ray, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:
Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.
Tent and trailer camping
The tent and trailer campgrounds offer two one-way loops that lead to 73 campsites. One site is wheelchair accessible.
Each campsite has a picnic table, grill and tent pad accommodating up to six people and two tents.
Some campsites can accommodate RVs. There are no hookups or dump station provided. Check the reservations website for details.
Drinking water and bathhouses with utility sinks and hot showers are nearby. The bathhouses are closed December 1 to March 15; during this time, only a pit toilet is available.
Sites not reserved are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Five campsites located near the entry gate offer a primitive, wilderness camping experience for groups of six to 16.
Each group site has picnic tables and a fire circle. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are nearby. Reservations are required.
Cabins are available year-round except December 24 and 25. Reservations are required.
Each cabin has a bathroom, living room, kitchen with dining space and two bedrooms. Each cabin accommodates up to six people. You must bring your own linens.
Smoking is not permitted in the cabins. Two of the cabins are wheelchair accessible.
Animals are not allowed in the cabins or cabin area, with the exception of service animals.
Read more and see photos in the Hanging Rock State Park Cabin Brochure.
NOTE – Gate access for campers:
Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time. If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park office during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number. Please notify camp hosts for emergencies only.
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