The One Park In North Carolina With Waterfall Swimming Holes, Caves, Camping, And Trails Truly Has It All
Most native North Carolinians have at least heard of Hanging Rock State Park – and most have had the pleasure of checking it out in person! It’s no easy feat to reach the iconic hanging rock, but the satisfaction of completing the journey is at least as amazing as the views from its high vantage point. But don’t confuse the park’s most popular spot for photos as being the only (or even the best) thing to do at this North Carolina State Park. This place really does have it!
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Hanging Rock State Park is open year-round. Hours vary by season. (See them here.) Swimming in the lake is available only during the summer months and the diving board is only open when an attendant is on duty. Canoe and kayak rentals are weekends only during fall and winter; however, during the summer months rentals are available daily. Camping and cabin fees vary by season. Learn more about the park and amenities at this link on the official website for Hanging Rock State Park.
Address: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC, 27016
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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