Hanging Rock State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Carolina

Like many state parks, Hanging Rock was created as a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps project. The more than 20 miles of hiking trails climb up to beautiful views and meander beside streams and waterfalls. You can also paddle on the Dan River, or go mountain biking or rock climbing in the park. 

The weather in the park can get chilly in winter, with average lows down to 23F, and into the 80s for highs during the summer. 

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Spring 33-75 F
Summer 58-85 F
Fall 33-78 F
Winter 23-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park has 73 RV campsites with picnic tables and grills. The campsites do not have any hookups or a dump station. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Dan River Campground

The Dan River Campground is a nice, quiet site where you can relax and participate in river activities. It’s less than an hour from the three cities of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem. Canoeing, kayaking, and tubing trips depart from the campground, led by Dan River Adventures. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, showers, river access

Jomeokee Park Campground

At the foot of Pilot Mountain, Jomeokee Park has breathtaking views of the mountain. It’s near Winston-Salem, as well as close to Andy Griffith’s hometown - Mount Airy, NC...also known as Mayberry. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wi-Fi: no

  • Pet friendly: yes

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What to Do at
Hanging Rock State Park

Inside Hanging Rock State Park

There are lots of things to do at Hanging Rock State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you can do inside the park: 

Hiking: A network of more than 18 miles of trails crisscrosses the park, leading to mountain views, outcroppings, waterfalls, even a cave. 

Biking: There are several single track mountain biking trails with rock ledges, fast flow, stream crossings, and beautiful views of the Sauratown Mountains. There are four trails, with almost 8 ½ miles of intermediate riding. 

Fishing: You can fish on the lake year-round, and may catch bass, sunfish, and catfish. You can fish from the shore, the wheelchair accessible pier, or from a rental boat (private boats are not allowed on the lake). 

Climbing: Rock climbing is allowed in the park with a permit. Cook’s Wall and Moore’s Wall, cliffs up to 400 feet high and almost two miles across provide great climbing for beginning and experienced climbers. 

Swimming: Swimming is allowed in the 12-acre lake, tucked into the hills and formed by the damming of Cascade Creek. A stone and timber bathhouse includes restrooms, dressing rooms, a snack bar, and a lounge area with a view of the lake.

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How to Get to
Hanging Rock State Park

From Walnut Cove, NC: Take Hwy. 89 west to Danbury. Turn left at the hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road and head 1 ½ miles to the park.

From Winston-Salem, NC: Take Hwy. 8 north to Danbury. Turn left at the hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road and head 1 ½ 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 the hospital on Hanging Rock Park Road and head 1 ½ miles to the park.

Entering Hanging Rock State Park


What better way to create memories and have exciting adventures with family and friends than by heading out on a road trip? Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into North Carolina and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Hanging Rock State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Hanging Rock State Park?

Fall is the best time to visit the park. In October, the leaves begin to change and create a breathtaking view from the top of the rock. Spring and summer offer great views of rolling green mountains and valleys.

What is the climate of Hanging Rock State Park?

The climate is warm and humid at Hanging Rock State Park. However, when you reach the top, the elevation change makes the climate much cooler and windier. Winter is very cold with below-freezing temperatures occasionally.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Hanging Rock State Park?

Hanging Rock State Park has bears, coyotes, deer, eagles, and various snakes. Bird-watchers will enjoy the many varieties of birds that are indigenous to the region as well as migratory birds.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Hanging Rock State Park?

There are some camping spots that can accommodate an RV in the park, but there are no hookups in the park. There are also many RV campgrounds nearby with options of lakefront sites or mountaintop sites.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Hanging Rock State Park and what is the cost?

Yes. You can go to the state park website to reserve a camping spot for Hanging Rock State Park, or you can make a reservation by phone. Camping spots are between $19 and $23 per night.