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Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd., Danbury, North Carolina 27016 USA

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  • Pet Friendly
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“in the the Sauratown Mountains”

Since its creation as a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps project, Hanging Rock State Park has offered the best of a traditional outdoor experience with 73-site campground, picnic grounds, stocked lake for swimming and canoe rentals and more than 20 miles of hiking trails that climb onto spectacular views and weave alongside clear streams and waterfalls. There is also access on the Dan River for paddling, 8.4 miles of mountain biking trails and rock climbing opportunities with permit. A complex of vacation cabins is available for longer visits. Free interpretive programs complement the education offerings of a park museum that explores the natural and cultural history of the Sauratown Mountains.

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  • 11 Helpful
March 08, 2020

Wonderful park! They rate the trails either easy, moderate, or strenuous. We took a moderate one to the waterfalls, and it’s beautiful. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart though. I saw in another review somewhere that someone highly recommended it as a great stop for families, and I think it’s not a great stop if your kids are little. We were prepared for our two-year-old to ride on my husband’s back, so we were fine, but I’m not sure I’d do it again as there wasn’t anywhere safe enough for her to walk around when we got to either waterfall. If hiking is something your whole family is into, definitely go—if not, then make sure you find easy trails.

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February 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

Such beautiful scenery, the hikes are at a decent incline so if you're a little out of shape I say tackle the Hanging Rock and after a break the waterfalls rather than going to all 5 points. I only went for a day trip but I'm looking forward to camping and spending more time in the park!

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July 15, 2014

AMAZING!! This should be a 5/5 stop! When we arrived we were blown away. There were multiple hiking paths that were easy to navigate (although strenuous at times) clean bathrooms and extremely nice employees.. Our site was wonderfully maintained and within a close walk to restroom. We were able to hike to the top of a look out and watch a sunset! Highly recommend this park to everyone!!!

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April 12, 2014

i just stayed at hanging rock state park and it is wonderful. the cabin was modern and spacious, the trails were excellent. although a little early in the season for swimming, the lake and beach looked inviting and the price was right. the cabin we stayed in was handicapped accessible with a ramp and grabbars etc. and a screened in porch. i wish we could have stayed longer. also the price for the awesome cabin that sleeps 6 (maybe more but we had 6) was a very reasonable $88/day or $446/week.

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June 13, 2020
Rated 5.0

This is an awesome N.C. State Park. There is a lot more to do than just the Hanging Rock (but you have to check that out). Make sure you make some time to check out all of the waterfalls. They are spectacular for this area of North Carolina.


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Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd.
Danbury, North Carolina
27016 USA


Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Good for bird watching, climbing, and 4 more activities.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
State park or forest
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Tent Sites
  • Firewood
  • Potable Water
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Water Hookup
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