Polar Plunge

Take The Plunge on New Year’s Day!




If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure to bring in the New Year, then look no further than the annual Hanging Rock Polar Plunge event that takes place January 1 at  Hanging Rock State Park Lake.

Participants brave enough to “take the plunge” enjoy endless food and beverage consisting of hot dogs, chili, chicken stew, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as a refreshing dip into the spring fed lake with a plunge time temperature between 40 and 45 degrees. Participants are also encouraged to dress in costume with prize categories including best youth, best individual, and best group awards. Concessions are available for purchase for non-participant spectators.

Polar Plunge began in 2014 and has been a continued success. “The Polar Plunge has been a fabulous event the first six years and one that we now receive phone calls about year round” said Stokes Arts Director Eddy McGee. “We like to think of it as a big costume party with food, music and a cold bath at Stokes County’s number one destination.” “It’s the most exhilarating way to celebrate the New Year” he added. Proceeds from the event support public art programs of the Stokes County Arts Council, as well as special projects at Hanging Rock State Park.

For more information call 336-593-8159 or email stokesarts@gmail.com

Press from past Plunges!