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Flag Rock Recreation Area

The Flag Rock Recreation Area is also known as “Norton’s Mountain Masterpiece”.  It boasts 25 developed acres, which includes our Flag Rock Overlook.  Aptly named after German immigrant Karl Matuszczyk, planted an American Flag on this large outcropping rock in the 1920’s.  Flag Rock was dedicated in 1974 and opened on June 12 1976.

The view from the Flag Rock overlook affords a panoramic view of downtown Norton and the surrounding area.  Numerous picnic tables are scattered throughout the park as well as two rental shelters that have large covered grill areas, fireplaces, electric and water.  Restroom facilities are walking distance of the two covered rental shelters.

Also located at the two rental shelters are playground equipment as well as a field for other recreational activities, Rates for each of these covered shelters are $50.00 per day. Camping facilities are available in both upper and lower campgrounds.  Both campgrounds have bathhouses with hot showers.  With a breathtaking view of the mountains, these campsites are available on a first come first serve basis for only $15.00 per night.

For the avid walker, a hiking trail runs from the upper campground to the Norton Reservoir, which is seasonally stocked with rainbow trout.  A trail to Legion Park is accessible from the upper restroom. The Flag Rock Recreation area is located on Rt. 619, Three miles above the City of Norton.

For questions regarding the park, please contact the City of Norton Parks and Recreation Department at 276-679-0754.