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Business rules for Holiday Weekends :

Holiday booking date rules are as follows:
2 nights Minimum Stay on holiday weekend (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday)
1 night Minimum Stay on holiday weekend if the booking dates within 7 Days before Arrival Date

Rule applies to the following holiday weekends:
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day

Hanging Rock State Park, NC

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue May 31 2016   Later Dates


Hanging Rock has trails to waterfalls and rock outcrops overlooking mountains and the piedmont. There are 18 miles of hiking trails and access to horse trails. Swimming and boating is available on the lake in season. Fishing is available year round on the lake and Dan River. Access to Dan River for boating and tubing is nearby. Other outdoor recreation opportuities surround the park in Stokes County. Old Salem, Pilot Mountain State Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are less than an hour's drive.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Boating, Canoes & Rowboats, Seasonal rental
  • Comfort Station
  • Exhibits, Nature & History
  • Fire Ring W/Grill
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking Trail
  • Indoor & Outdoor Sinks
  • Information Center
  • Lifeguards
  • Meeting Space
  • Nature Trails
  • Nearby Drinking Water
  • Parking
  • Picnic Table
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilets
  • Recycling Station
  • Retail, seasonal concessions
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Shelters
  • Swimming - Lake (seasonal)
  • Telephone, pay
  • Trails, Horse
  • Trash
  • Trash Receptacles
  • Warm Showers
  • Water Drinking
  • Waterfall
Within 10 Miles
  • Art Gallery
  • Canoeing
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Groceries
  • Horse Stalls
  • Hospital
  • Kayaking
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • Retail, Camping Supplies
  • Retail, Recreational Supplies
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Tubing
  • Zip Lines
Alerts and Important Information

The park gate locks at night. There is no provision for arrival or leaving during closed hours. Emergency information is provided at registration. The park gate opens at 8 A.M. and closes:
May - August: 9 P.M.
March - April & September - October: 8 P.M.
November - February: 6 P.M.

Check-in is at the campgrounds for campers or visitor center for cabins. Check-in time is 4 P.M. Early check-in is allowed if the campsite is vacated or if cabin cleaning is finished.


Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.41191, -80.25412
36°24'43"N, 80°15'15"W

From Walnut Cove, NC take Hwy 89 west to Danbury. Turn left at Pioneer Hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road 1.5 miles to the park.

From Winston-Salem, NC take Hwy 8 north to Danbury. Turn left at Pioneer Hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road 1.5 miles to the park.

From King, NC take Hwy 66 north to Moore Springs Rd. Turn right on Moore Springs then right on Hanging Rock Park Road at the park entrance.

From Stuart, VA take Hwy 8 south to Danbury. Turn right at Pioneer Hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road 1.5 miles to the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Hanging Rock State Park
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury  NC  27016

Phone Number:

Information:  (336)593-8480