Hanging Rock

Rock Clock with historic barn
Rock Clock with historic barn
Hanging Rock spur to Raccoon River Valley Trail

Hanging Rock, located in the southwest corner of Redfield, has 469 acres along the Middle and South Raccoon Rivers. Featuring a massive outcrop of sandstone rock, Hanging Rock is steeped in history. The area just downstream was a ford used by wagon trains heading west during the mid-1800s.

The south half of the park is open to hunting and has a 10-acre wetland, with prairie and savanna along the Middle Raccoon River. The north half is a refuge with a park, featuring an astronomical rock clock, shelter house with fireplace, modern restrooms, and a spur to the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Hanging Rock is near the Redfield Dam and several canoe/kayak access points.


Hanging Rock
416 Redfield St
Redfield, IA 50233

• Hanging Rock is located at the southwest corner of Redfield.
• From the intersection of Thomas St and 1st Street, go west on Thomas St for 2 blocks.
• Turn south on 3rd St to the park entrance.


• Middle Raccoon River
• Modern restrooms
• Reservable shelter house with fireplace
• Fishing
• Hiking
• Biking-access spur to the RRVT
• Hunting
• Kayak/Canoe access points nearby
• Astronomical rock clock

Operating Hours & Seasons

In May-October, Hanging Rock hours are 8:00am-10:00pm daily. Restrooms are open.
In November-April, Hanging Rock hours are 8:00am-5:00pm daily. Restrooms are closed.  


Restrooms are closed for the season.


Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave.
Perry, Iowa 50220 
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 515-465-3577