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Hanging Rock State Park Professional Review and Guide
"I can understand why Hanging Rock is so popular. The natural setting is dramatic: the Sauratown Mountains rise from the Piedmont in barren rock faces, forming natural vista points for overlooking the surrounding countryside. Hiking trails explore not only mountain lookouts, but also waterfalls and woodlands. A ridge-rimmed lake with recreation opportunities offers a watery contrast to the land. Park facilities include a wood-and-stone bathhouse by the lake that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lodge-like visitor center fits well in the setting and is full of interpretive information about the land, people, and history of this nearly 7,000-acre state park. Finally, the campground is an adequate jumping-off point for getting out and exploring this active camper’s destination."
--Johnny Molloy, The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas (Menasha Ridge Press).
Park has many short hikes, perfect for families with small children. Great lake for swimming and boating, but it does lack a playground. Campsites are relatively close together, though we had no problem with noise. Facilites were clean, people were friendly, and we had a blast. Recommended!
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