Hanging Rock State Park encompasses 8,605 acres, according to the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. Now, the state is tacking on another 900 acres. NCDPR celebrated the new addition to the state park in Stokes County.

“This is truly a day for celebration,” said Secretary Susi H. Hamilton in a news release. “Future visitors to Hanging Rock State Park will have more trails to hike, more campgrounds and picnic areas for their families to enjoy, and incredible mountain views to behold.”

The area will include camping, a new trailhead, parking, a day-use area, a proposed extension of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail and parking.

The N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund put forward the money to bring in the new land.

The state describes the area as “wide open grasslands with sweeping views of ‘Three Sisters,’ ‘Sheeprock,’ and Flat Shoals Mountain.”


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