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Events on September 20, 2014
  • Public Hawk Watch Program
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: 6:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: Rocky Face Park is an official Hawk Watch site for the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA). As fall approaches, hundreds of thousands of hawks use the Brushy Mountains to aid in their migration journey. Hawk watch sites report their hourly or daily hawk observations to HMANA which compiles the data for research and analysis.

    Dwayne Martin, a local expert birder, along with the Rangers of RFP, will be coordinating the site watch and hosting a public hawk watch program at the park between 10:00am and 6pm. The program will take place on the Hollow Rock Trail between trail markers 319-320. It is a moderate to strenuous 45 minute hike to the top. Anyone can participate. We recommend you wear sturdy shoes; bring water, snacks, and binoculars.

    If you have further questions, please call the Park Office at 828-632-1093. If you would like more information about HMANA, or would like to donate to the cause please visit their website at http://www.hmana.org. This article written last year provides a more in-depth explanation about hawk migration- http://visitalexandernc.com/2013/10/rocky-face-park-selected-as-hawk-watch-site/.
  • Public Star Gazing
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: 11:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Join us for a night of star gazing with The Piedmont Amateur Astronomer Club. This event will be a deep-sky observing session. We will be viewing galaxies, star clusters, and nebulas. Club members will be bringing their high-powered telescopes for the public, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
    The event will be held in the parking lot at the park office and is weather dependent. If it is rainy or cloudy the event will be cancelled. Rangers will be on duty and ALL TRAILS WILL BE CLOSED. Please approach the parking area with parking lights only, so the night vision of others will not be disturbed. Please park in the parking areas that are located before the office, the viewing area will be in the rear of the parking lot. Please do not park outside the gate.
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Events on September 24, 2014
  • Take a Child Outside Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 am
    Location: Nationally Recognized
    Description: Remember when free time was spent playing outside and Mom had to call you in for dinner? From Wednesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 30 is Take a Child Outside Week. During the week, adults are encouraged to take a child outside. Studies have shown time spent outside improves children’s emotional and physical well-being. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods”.
    We encourage you to spend some quality time with a child outside this week. Hiking, camping, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and letterboxing are some of the activities that you can enjoy with your child here at Rocky Face Park. For more information, please call the park office at (828)-632-1093 or visit our website http://www.rockyfacepark.com.
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: This is a great activity for smaller children and can be done at your leisure when the park is open. Just come by the Park Office for a list of things to find in the park. If you would like, you can stay close to the office or explore the mountain on our hiking trails for a little more adventure. This is a fun way to get children outdoors and spend time with the family!
  • Geocaching
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed at the park anytime, but since it is "Take a Child Outside Week", we thought this would be a great activity to do with the family this week!
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. All you need are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the hidden cache. Go to geocaching.com to download the coordinates to your device, or you can install the geocaching app to your smart phone. Then come out to the park with your device and try to find the hidden caches. Currently, we have around 20 geocaches hidden in the park. If you have further questions, call the Park Office at 828-632-1093.
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Events on September 25, 2014
  • Take a Child Outside Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 am
    Location: Nationally Recognized
    Description: Remember when free time was spent playing outside and Mom had to call you in for dinner? From Wednesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 30 is Take a Child Outside Week. During the week, adults are encouraged to take a child outside. Studies have shown time spent outside improves children’s emotional and physical well-being. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods”.
    We encourage you to spend some quality time with a child outside this week. Hiking, camping, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and letterboxing are some of the activities that you can enjoy with your child here at Rocky Face Park. For more information, please call the park office at (828)-632-1093 or visit our website http://www.rockyfacepark.com.
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: This is a great activity for smaller children and can be done at your leisure when the park is open. Just come by the Park Office for a list of things to find in the park. If you would like, you can stay close to the office or explore the mountain on our hiking trails for a little more adventure. This is a fun way to get children outdoors and spend time with the family!
  • Geocaching
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed at the park anytime, but since it is "Take a Child Outside Week", we thought this would be a great activity to do with the family this week!
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. All you need are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the hidden cache. Go to geocaching.com to download the coordinates to your device, or you can install the geocaching app to your smart phone. Then come out to the park with your device and try to find the hidden caches. Currently, we have around 20 geocaches hidden in the park. If you have further questions, call the Park Office at 828-632-1093.
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Events on September 26, 2014
  • Take a Child Outside Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 am
    Location: Nationally Recognized
    Description: Remember when free time was spent playing outside and Mom had to call you in for dinner? From Wednesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 30 is Take a Child Outside Week. During the week, adults are encouraged to take a child outside. Studies have shown time spent outside improves children’s emotional and physical well-being. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods”.
    We encourage you to spend some quality time with a child outside this week. Hiking, camping, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and letterboxing are some of the activities that you can enjoy with your child here at Rocky Face Park. For more information, please call the park office at (828)-632-1093 or visit our website http://www.rockyfacepark.com.
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: This is a great activity for smaller children and can be done at your leisure when the park is open. Just come by the Park Office for a list of things to find in the park. If you would like, you can stay close to the office or explore the mountain on our hiking trails for a little more adventure. This is a fun way to get children outdoors and spend time with the family!
  • Geocaching
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed at the park anytime, but since it is "Take a Child Outside Week", we thought this would be a great activity to do with the family this week!
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. All you need are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the hidden cache. Go to geocaching.com to download the coordinates to your device, or you can install the geocaching app to your smart phone. Then come out to the park with your device and try to find the hidden caches. Currently, we have around 20 geocaches hidden in the park. If you have further questions, call the Park Office at 828-632-1093.
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Events on September 27, 2014
  • Take a Child Outside Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 am
    Location: Nationally Recognized
    Description: Remember when free time was spent playing outside and Mom had to call you in for dinner? From Wednesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 30 is Take a Child Outside Week. During the week, adults are encouraged to take a child outside. Studies have shown time spent outside improves children’s emotional and physical well-being. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods”.
    We encourage you to spend some quality time with a child outside this week. Hiking, camping, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and letterboxing are some of the activities that you can enjoy with your child here at Rocky Face Park. For more information, please call the park office at (828)-632-1093 or visit our website http://www.rockyfacepark.com.
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: This is a great activity for smaller children and can be done at your leisure when the park is open. Just come by the Park Office for a list of things to find in the park. If you would like, you can stay close to the office or explore the mountain on our hiking trails for a little more adventure. This is a fun way to get children outdoors and spend time with the family!
  • Geocaching
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed at the park anytime, but since it is "Take a Child Outside Week", we thought this would be a great activity to do with the family this week!
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. All you need are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the hidden cache. Go to geocaching.com to download the coordinates to your device, or you can install the geocaching app to your smart phone. Then come out to the park with your device and try to find the hidden caches. Currently, we have around 20 geocaches hidden in the park. If you have further questions, call the Park Office at 828-632-1093.
  • Picnic Shelter Reserved
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 7:00 pm
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Events on September 28, 2014
  • Take a Child Outside Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 am
    Location: Nationally Recognized
    Description: Remember when free time was spent playing outside and Mom had to call you in for dinner? From Wednesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 30 is Take a Child Outside Week. During the week, adults are encouraged to take a child outside. Studies have shown time spent outside improves children’s emotional and physical well-being. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods”.
    We encourage you to spend some quality time with a child outside this week. Hiking, camping, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and letterboxing are some of the activities that you can enjoy with your child here at Rocky Face Park. For more information, please call the park office at (828)-632-1093 or visit our website http://www.rockyfacepark.com.
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: This is a great activity for smaller children and can be done at your leisure when the park is open. Just come by the Park Office for a list of things to find in the park. If you would like, you can stay close to the office or explore the mountain on our hiking trails for a little more adventure. This is a fun way to get children outdoors and spend time with the family!
  • Geocaching
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed at the park anytime, but since it is "Take a Child Outside Week", we thought this would be a great activity to do with the family this week!
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. All you need are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the hidden cache. Go to geocaching.com to download the coordinates to your device, or you can install the geocaching app to your smart phone. Then come out to the park with your device and try to find the hidden caches. Currently, we have around 20 geocaches hidden in the park. If you have further questions, call the Park Office at 828-632-1093.
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Events on September 29, 2014
  • Take a Child Outside Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 am
    Location: Nationally Recognized
    Description: Remember when free time was spent playing outside and Mom had to call you in for dinner? From Wednesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 30 is Take a Child Outside Week. During the week, adults are encouraged to take a child outside. Studies have shown time spent outside improves children’s emotional and physical well-being. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods”.
    We encourage you to spend some quality time with a child outside this week. Hiking, camping, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and letterboxing are some of the activities that you can enjoy with your child here at Rocky Face Park. For more information, please call the park office at (828)-632-1093 or visit our website http://www.rockyfacepark.com.
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: This is a great activity for smaller children and can be done at your leisure when the park is open. Just come by the Park Office for a list of things to find in the park. If you would like, you can stay close to the office or explore the mountain on our hiking trails for a little more adventure. This is a fun way to get children outdoors and spend time with the family!
  • Geocaching
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed at the park anytime, but since it is "Take a Child Outside Week", we thought this would be a great activity to do with the family this week!
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. All you need are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the hidden cache. Go to geocaching.com to download the coordinates to your device, or you can install the geocaching app to your smart phone. Then come out to the park with your device and try to find the hidden caches. Currently, we have around 20 geocaches hidden in the park. If you have further questions, call the Park Office at 828-632-1093.
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Events on September 30, 2014
  • Take a Child Outside Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 am
    Location: Nationally Recognized
    Description: Remember when free time was spent playing outside and Mom had to call you in for dinner? From Wednesday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 30 is Take a Child Outside Week. During the week, adults are encouraged to take a child outside. Studies have shown time spent outside improves children’s emotional and physical well-being. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and was inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods”.
    We encourage you to spend some quality time with a child outside this week. Hiking, camping, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and letterboxing are some of the activities that you can enjoy with your child here at Rocky Face Park. For more information, please call the park office at (828)-632-1093 or visit our website http://www.rockyfacepark.com.
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC, United States
    Description: This is a great activity for smaller children and can be done at your leisure when the park is open. Just come by the Park Office for a list of things to find in the park. If you would like, you can stay close to the office or explore the mountain on our hiking trails for a little more adventure. This is a fun way to get children outdoors and spend time with the family!
  • Geocaching
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 8:00 pm
    Location: Rocky Face Park
    Description: Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed at the park anytime, but since it is "Take a Child Outside Week", we thought this would be a great activity to do with the family this week!
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. All you need are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the hidden cache. Go to geocaching.com to download the coordinates to your device, or you can install the geocaching app to your smart phone. Then come out to the park with your device and try to find the hidden caches. Currently, we have around 20 geocaches hidden in the park. If you have further questions, call the Park Office at 828-632-1093.