Join a park ranger for a short hike to the lake bathhouse and learn about how Hanging Rock State Park was founded in the 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression, and learn about the men who served and sacrificed to give us what we have today. Meet in front of the Visitor's Center at 7:00 PM.
Hanging Rock State Park
Join a park ranger at the Campground Amphitheater and learn about some of the animals found here in the park and the many ways they defend themselves from predators. We'll have some pictures, animal skins and skulls to aid us in our talk. Campers and cabin guests only. Please, no dogs at program.
The moon is full and all is quiet, but wait...what is that you hear in the distance? Another world full of life and activity awakens after the sun sets. Join a Ranger and learn more about Hanging Rock's night life.
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.
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 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 Audit
Join the park intern (biology major) for a hike to the Upper Cascades waterfalls (0.3 miles one-way). Fun activiities along the trail will help us learn about the different types of lichen that can be found in the state park.
Join a park ranger at the Campground Amphitheatre and learn about some of the animals found here in the park and the many ways they defend themselves from predators. We'll have some pictures, animal skins and skulls to aid us in our talk. Campers and cabin guests only. Please, no dogs at program.
Join a park ranger at the Tory's Den parking lot for a short (0.3 mi) hike to the cave. We will discuss how the area was used as a hideout for British loyalists during the American Revolutionary War and learn a bit of interesting local history.
Approximate length: 45 minutes.
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.