Haw River State Park

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Haw River State Park

North Carolina

(336) 342-6163

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Overview

Authorized by the General Assembly in 2003, the Haw River State Park is in the early stages of development for future public use. The first major acquisition for the state park was the Summit Center, a Retreat and Conference Center originally owned by the Episcopal Diocese. This facility is now operated as the division's first residential environmental education center and also provides conference facilities, which can be rented for group activities. In addition, the Summit Center offers environmental education programs through the Haw River Program (HARP). Located near the headwaters of the Haw River, The Haw River State Park and Summit Environmental Education Center is situated on nearly 300 acres of piedmont forest, fields, wetlands, and uplands. As land acquisition continues and Haw River State Park grows and develops the park will be able to provide additional resource protection of the Haw River Corridor and recreational opportunities for park visitors. The park hopes to include picnicking, camping, and hiking opportunities in the future. The Haw River Corridor is also a proposed route for the Mountains to Sea Trail. Until additional properties are acquired for the state park, the park does not have facilities for general public use. Visitors are welcome to come to visit and see what the park is all about, but it is recommended that you call ahead: operating hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and the park is closed most state holidays. If the Summit is reserved for a weekend group, the park will open during those reservation hours. Visitors should check in at the front desk before touring the grounds.

Map of Haw River (NC)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.032303, -79.323434

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Activities

  • Camping

    The Summit Center offers both double- and single-occupancy cottages and dormitory-style cabins. No camp sites are currently available.

  • Golfing

    The Summit Center offers a nine-hole Disc Golf Course.

  • Hiking

    Hiking is part of many programs at the Haw River Program (HARP). HARP makes use of multiple indoor classrooms for lab exercises and presentations as well as two outdoor amphitheaters, hiking trails, a six-acre lake and an expansive boardwalk that meanders through pristine wetlands.

  • Picnicking

    Amphitheaters offer a beautiful view overlooking the lake and it works well for small group activities or memorable performances.

Directions

Driving

From Greensboro: Take US 29 North to the Brown Summit exit (Hwy 150). Turn left, go thru Brown Summit where Hwy 150 veers right and crosses railroad tracks. Continue on Hwy 150 to Spearman Rd. (about 3 miles past the railroad tracks). Fire Station 33 is on the corner. Turn right on Spearman, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Conference Center Drive. They are at the Lodge towards the end of the drive.

From Reidsville: Take US 29 South to the Brown Summit exit (Hwy 150). Turn Right, go thru Brown Summit where Hwy 150 veers right and crosses railroad tracks. Continue on Hwy 150 to Spearman Rd. (about 3 miles past the railroad tracks). Fire Station 33 is on the corner. Turn right on Spearman, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Conference Center Drive. They are at the Lodge towards the end of the drive. OR take Hwy 158 West to Monroeton. Turn left at Cunningham Mill Rd. (flashing yellow light) Go about 2 miles to Spearman Rd. Turn Right and The Summit entrance is about 2 miles on the right. They are at the Lodge towards the end of the drive.

From Winston-Salem: Take Hwy 158 East towards Reidsville for 34 miles to a flashing yellow light at Cunningham Mill Rd. (Monroeton Golf Course is just past the intersection) Turn right and go about 2 miles to Spearman Rd. Turn Right and The Summit entrance is about 2 miles on the right. The park is at the Lodge towards the end of the drive. OR take I-40 east through Greensboro to US 29 North (exit #127). take US 29 North to the Brown Summit exit (Hwy 150). Turn left, go thru Brown Summit where Hwy 150 veers right and crosses railroad tracks. Continue on Hwy 150 to Spearman Rd. (about 3 miles past the railroad tracks). Fire Station 33 is on the corner. Turn right on Spearman, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Conference Center Drive. The park is at the Lodge towards the end of the drive.

From Charlotte: Take I-85 North to Greensboro. Take US 29 North to the Brown Summit exit (Hwy 150). Turn left, go thru Brown Summit where Hwy 150 veers right and crosses railroad tracks. Continue on Hwy 150 to Spearman Rd. (about 3 miles past the railroad tracks). Fire Station #33 is on the corner. Turn right on Spearman, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Conference Center Drive. The park is at the Lodge towards the end of the drive.

From Raleigh / Durham: Take I-40 West/I-85 South to exit #132 (Mt. Hope Church Rd.) go north for about 12 miles (road becomes McLeansville Rd.) to Hwy 150.Turn left, go thru Brown Summit where Hwy 150 veers right and crosses railroad tracks. Continue on Hwy 150 to Spearman Rd. (about 3 miles past the railroad tracks). Fire Station #33 is on the corner. Turn right on Spearman, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Conference Center Drive. The park is at the Lodge towards the end of the drive.

From the Piedmont Triad Airport: International Airport take Bryan Blvd. towards Greensboro. Go about 4 miles to the New Garden Rd. exit. Turn left and go 4.5 miles to Battleground Ave. (US 220). Turn left and go about 6 miles to Hwy 150. Turn right and go about 9 miles to Spearman Rd. Fire Station #33 is on the corner. Turn left on Spearman, go 1.4 miles and turn left on Conference Center Drive. The park is at the Lodge towards the end of the drive.

Phone Numbers

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(336) 342-6163

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