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Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury

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#19 of 156 in Nature in North Carolina
Must see · Mountain · Park
Hanging Rock State Park is a 7,869acre North Carolina state park in Stokes County, North Carolina in the United States. The park is 30mi north of Winston-Salem and is located approximately 2mi from Danbury in Stokes County.HistoryOn April 20, 1936, the Winston-Salem Foundation and the Stokes County Committee for Hanging Rock donated to North Carolina for establishing a state park. Prior to this, the land had been owned by developers intent on creating a mountain resort on its highest summit. The plans fell through when the developers went bankrupt during the initial construction. After the state acquired the property, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the original facilities between 1935 and 1942, including the construction of a 12acre lake and bathhouse that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Additional land acquisitions in the 1970s added to the park the Lower Cascades, a spectacular 40ft waterfall, and the Tory's Den, a rock outcropping rumored to have served as a hideout for British Loyalists during the American Revolutionary War. Another large land purchase in 2000 added Flat Shoals Mountain, a smaller summit visible from the top of Hanging Rock, to the park as well.
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  • First time visiting Hanging Rock State Park and it was a wonderful hike to see the view off the rock. We got there at 10 am and it was much more crowded by 1 pm on a weekday. We did the hanging rock.....  more »
  • Family hike to water both water falls. It’s not far to get to but coming back is a hike up. It was fun and worth it.  more »
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  • A very well maintained state park Trails are well marked. Staff are friendly and attentive. The hike is a moderate and rewarding one. The view is breath taking. Not so crowded when we came after the rain. Lots of short and enjoyable waterfalls trail too. Picnic spots and shelter. They have water fountains for you and your fur friend. Nice size lake to swim and and campground. Highly recommend to bring your family for a whole day of adventures and reconnecting with nature.
  • Excellent camping ground with usual facilities. I was out there with my family including a 4yrs and we were camping out for the first time. It was a great experience at the end and will surely be back again soon. The place was clean and spacious enough to accommodate 2 small families or a big one. The tenting place was also clean and adequate, property organized. Highly recommended.

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