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Hanging Rock State Park, NC

Photo: Hanging Rock State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Sep 21 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:Group Camp 2, Hanging Rock Group Camp
Find Similar Sites Type:Primitive Group Camping Amenities:
Pets Allowed
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Reservation Window: Wed Oct 22 2014 – Mon Sep 21 2015

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Departure date:
Check-out: 3:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Primitive Group Camping
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Site Access: Hike-In
  • Checkin Time: 4:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 3:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 5
  • Max Num of People: 16
  • Pets Allowed: Y
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 4
  • Shade: Partial
  • Tent Pad Length: 118
  • Tent Pad Width: 147
  • Fire Pit: Y
  • Looking For Category: Group Site,Tent only
  • Picnic Table: Y
  • Distance from parking lot to site: 316
  • Parking Lot Surface: Gravel
  • Proximity to Drinking Water: 60
  • Restrooms: Pit
  • Tent Only: Y
Photo: Group Camp 2, Hanging Rock Group Camp Photo: Group Camp 2, Hanging Rock Group Camp

Alerts and Important Information


At the time of reservation fees are collected for 5 campers per night per site. Balance due of $2.00 per camper per night upon arrival.
Check-in is at the Group camp. Report to assigned site. Park staff stop by periodically during the day.
Each campsite is delineated by a circle of red and white poles. Camp within the poles.
Walking distance from parking lot to campsite varies from 30 to 180 yards. Hand carts are recommended from carrying gear to sites.
Buses must be parked in the designated space at the entrance to the group camp. RV¿s and travel trailers are not permitted in the group camp. Equipment trailers are allowed.
All food and food containers should be locked inside a vehicle at night or when absent from the campsite.
The park gate closes and is locked at night. Access in or out is not permitted during closed hours. Park staff will provide information for after-hours emergency response. 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

Pets are allowed except in park buildings and swim areas. They must be on a leash or in a tent or vehicle 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.
Early check-in is permissible if the previous occupant has vacated.
Quiet hours are 10 PM to 7 AM. Generators must adhere to quiet hours.
Bring your own firewood or purchase on site from campground host or rangers.
Building fires in undesignated areas is prohibited. All fires must be contained in fire rings. Collecting firewood outside the immediate campground is prohibited.
Group campers are not permitted to use the showers at the family campground.
If other vehicles are present in the parking lot, there is insufficent space to turn around a bus. Gear must be ferried from the bus parking to the group camp.

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