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Hanging Rock State Park, NC

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Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Sep 20 2015   Later Dates
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Pets Allowed
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Reservation Window: Tue Oct 21 2014 – Sun Sep 20 2015

Check-in: 8:00 am

Departure date:
Check-out: 6:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Picnic Shelter
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Site Access: Hike-In,Walk-In
  • Checkin Time: 8:00 am
  • Checkout Time: 6:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Day
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 24
  • Pets Allowed: Y
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 24
  • Fire Pit: Y
  • Grills: Y
  • Looking For Category: Day Use
  • Quiet Area: Y
  • Distance from parking lot to site: 620
  • Distance to Restrooms: 200
  • Num of Picnic Tables: 3
  • Proximity to Drinking Water: 100
Photo: Picnic Shelter 2, Hanging Rock Picnic Shelters Photo: Picnic Shelter 2, Hanging Rock Picnic Shelters Photo: Picnic Shelter 2, Hanging Rock Picnic Shelters Photo: Picnic Shelter 2, Hanging Rock Picnic Shelters

Alerts and Important Information


The park gate closes and is locked at night. Access in or out is not permitted during closed hours. Gate closing hours change with the seasons. Park hours are:
November - February: 8 AM - 6 PM
March, April, September and October: 8 AM - 8 PM
May - August: 8 AM - 9 PM

One vehicle may be used to drive supplies and disabled persons from the parking lot to the shelter, but must be returned to the parking lot after unloading.
Decorations and table cloths may be tied or taped, no nails or staples may be used on the shelter. Posting signs, balloons, etc. outside the shelter is prohibited.
Pets are allowed in picnic shelters but not other park buildings or swim areas. They must be on a leash and cannot be left unattended.
Alcoholic beverages, firearms (including fireworks) and other weapons are prohibited. Concealed weapons are allowed with a valid permit.
Cutting or damaging live trees, shrubs, and other plants is prohibited.
Unlicensed vehicles, motorcycles, golf carts, ATV's and mini-bikes are prohibited with the exception of mobility-aid devices used by a mobility-impaired person.



Closed Christmas Day.
The park sometimes closes during inclement winter weather. Please contact the office for updated weather information.
Bring your own firewood. Collecting firewood in the park is prohibited.
Building fires in undesignated areas is prohibited. All fires must be contained in fireplaces or grills.
There is no electricity.
Walking distances from parking lots:
Shelter 1: 115 yards
Shelter 2: 205 yards
Shelter 3: 245 yards

Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.