Hanging Rock State Park
Holly H.
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2022

Lovely, but March was maybe not the *best* time to go for us ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We pitched a tent at campsite #20, and the area was really well kept. Fairly private, very quiet, and opened up to a big forest area. It was low/mid 30's overnight so the kids were really cold and we ended up having to cut the trip short (warmed up nicely during the day, though). 

I'm not sure if it was the season or another issue, but water spigots and restrooms on our loop were not functional. Working restrooms on the other loop were very nice and well-maintained, but a pretty good drive away. Dishwashing stations on both loops did not have taps so they were also non-functional… again, I'm not sure if it's a seasonal thing or if everything was just out of commission for whatever reason. 

I think firewood was supposed to be available to purchase from the host site near self-check-in, but we didn't see any. Husband went out & eventually found some at what he called a "general store" with an honor box – not sure where exactly. 

Hiked the Hanging Rock Trail and it was AWESOME! Easy/moderate hike to the big warning sign, then more strenuous going all the way up to the top of the cliff. The views were incredible and definitely worth it! Sore the next day 😆 There were a lot of people and dogs on the trail, it's a popular spot. 

Our experience was honestly 4-star, but I know this is a great spot and deserves 5. Wish we could have stayed longer and seen more, but we'll have to go back when it's warmer. Great place with a lot to see and do that's close to home for us :)

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