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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Weather
Spring 33-75 F
Summer 58-85 F
Fall 33-78 F
Winter 23-49 F
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Nearby Cities
Danbury, NC
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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.

Outside Hanging Rock State Park

There’s a lot to do outside Hanging Rock State Park as well! From high adventure to learning about the history and nature of the area, you’re sure to find something to interest you. 

Restaurants

Darryl’s

There’s a good chance people from North Carolina remember eating at least one meal at a Darryl’s. The chain has off-the-wall, eclectic decor, friendly staff, and tasty food. Try their Cajun shrimp or other delicious appetizers, or a rack of baby back pork ribs.

Type: American

Location: Greensboro, NC

Green Valley Grill

This employee-owned grill serves up fresh, seasonal Old World European and Mediterranean food from their wood-fired rotisserie and grill. They also have an array of artisanal cocktails, craft beers, and wines. You can eat outside in the courtyard garden, or pull up a seat at the bar.

Type: European & Mediterranean food

Location: Greensboro, NC

Crafted the Art of the Taco

This restaurant serves up a unique spin on tacos, with each different taco influenced by international flavors and fresh local ingredients. The restaurant also specializes in street food from countries around the world.

Type: Global street food

Location: Greensboro, NC

Shopping

Antique Market Place, Inc.

If you’re antiquing in North Carolina, the Antique Market Place has great bargains as well as unique treasures. The 45,000 square foot facility has collectibles, antiques, furniture, chandeliers, glassware, Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, jewelry and more. Find a unique memento to remember your trip!

Location: Greensboro, NC

Sightseeing

Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Take a stunning zipline ride through the North Carolina tree top canopy on one (or several!) of the eleven ziplines here. Kids ages 3 and up can participate in the zipline rides, and everyone is sure to come away with an adventure they’ll be talking about for a long time!

Location: Westfield, NC

Stonefield Cellars Winery

Just north of Greensboro, this winery has a tasting room where you can sample wines, cheese, crackers, and other snacks. They also have special events going on often.

Location: Stokesdale, NC

Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center is an aquarium, museum, and zoo all in one. The indoor aquarium features pengiuns, otters, fish, sharks, jellyfish, and more. In the zoo, you’ll find crocodiles, gibbons, and meerkats, and the museum has exhibits on dinosaurs, health and the human body, and weather. There’s also an interactive play area for younger kids.

Location: Greensboro, NC

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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

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