Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hanging Rock State Park.......

This past weekend here in North Carolina was sunny but not too warm.  Since the sun was out, we decided to take a little road trip to Hanging Rock State Park.   Neither of us had ever been so I fixed a pancake breakfast, we loaded up the CR-V, Jackson, the camera, and then headed down to road.  We went just to see the sights, and also to look at the campground, most of which was closed for the winter.  While there is a nice bathhouse at the campground, it also is closed for the winter, so the few hardy souls we saw there camping had to use this:

Yup, you got it!  An ordinary, very chilly pit toilet, which Trisha informed me in no uncertain terms she would NOT be using. HAHA.  

Even though Mother Nature had everything safely bedded down for the winter, this is still a beautiful place to visit.  

This last picture above was a picture from the road of the dam and part of a little lake in the park.  The dam is a beautiful rock dam, build by the CCC in the mid-1930's, as was much of this park.  All over the park you can see evidence of the wonderful work done by the CCC.

Of course, we can't finish this post without a couple of pictures of Jackson (and us too!).

We hope you enjoyed our day-trip, and check back by later for another post.  Until next time, stay safe out there... -R,T, and J.


  1. Looks like a great place for the Ritchie-Sigmon-Martin clan to camp this summer!! Sharon and the Pups

  2. As is typical of most NC State Parks, this is a no hook-up campground.