Welcome to the home for tourism and visitor information to help plan your next trip or adventure around the Rock at Hanging Rock State Park. The mountains are closer than you think, many fun adventures await in higher altitudes or along the Dan River stretching throughout our beautiful county in Stokes County, North Carolina.


People from all over the Piedmont arise each morning, wake their families and prepare for their busy day ahead. Many of them dream of a more peaceful existence, a location that relieves them, at least for a little while from their normal routine and helps the stress fade away. If they only realized that such a place exists and it is only a short drive away: Stokes County, North Carolina.

With a mountain chain that rises and falls within its borders, Hanging Rock State Park in its center and the Dan River flowing for 58 miles through its heart, the opportunities seem endless. While enjoying our many hiking trails, fishing and kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, visiting our many General Stores, antique shops or enjoying our local musicians, you will soon understand that Stokes County is the Playground of the Piedmont.