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View of Stone Mountain at Stone Mountain State Park
Weekend delays   

Stone Mountain State Park now routinely reaches capacity by 10 a.m. on weekends. Once parking areas are full, the park will be closed to all incoming traffic. Weekdays are the best time to visit. If you must visit on a weekend, plan to arrive early in the morning, and be prepared with a backup plan if the park is full when you arrive. Keep in mind gate hours, which are posted at entrances. Currently, the park is open from 7am to 8pm. The only exception is Christmas Day, when all park facilities are closed.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Stone Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

336-957-8185

stone.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Park office

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668

GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Camping:
24-hour campground access is available via Royal Camp Lane.
 

Fishing:
Available year-round during regular park hours
 

Picnic shelters:
Shelters close 30 minutes prior to park closing hours.
 

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  • December to February:

Open Monday to Friday only:
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • March to November:

Open daily:
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Exhibits: open during park office hours
 

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Hutchinson Homestead

  • Open weekends, May through October
     
  • Visitors are welcome to walk the Homestead site grounds when the site is not open.
     

Garden Creek Baptist Church historic site

  • Services held 9:00am
    from May to October: every Sunday
    from November to April: first Sunday of every month
     
  • Visitors are welcome to walk the church grounds when the church is closed.

 


 

 

Camping

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.

 

Tent, trailer and RV camping

Just past the park office, a turnoff leads to the family campground where 90 campsites for tents and recreational vehicles are located on three loop roads.

Each site has a tent pad, picnic table and fire ring / grill. Drinking water and two washhouses with hot showers are located nearby.

Electric and water hookups are located on some sites and a dump station for use by registered RV campers is adjacent to the campground.

The campground and bathhouse are open year-round.

There is a fee for camping and a limit of six persons per site. Reservations are encouraged but any site not reserved is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Park gates are locked daily at posted closing hours. Family and group campgrounds remain open after hours via the Royal Camp Lane road.

Should you need assistance after hours you may contact our Campground Host located in A Loop-site 27. For a medical or law enforcement emergency call 911. An emergency phone is located at the Campground Contact Station.

 

Group camping

Four group sites are available for a fee by reservation only. Each site will accommodate 25 people.

Each site has a fire ring, grill, tables and access to water, restrooms and showers.

 

Backpack camping

Four backpack camping sites are located along Widow's Creek. The trailhead leading to the sites is located in the backpack parking lot. Distance to the sites ranges from 1.5 to 3 miles from the trailhead. 

All supplies must be packed to the camping area, and minimum impact camping procedures should be followed.

Backpack camping is by permit only with a maximum of six people per site. Self register at the backpack camping parking lot. Backpack camping is prohibited in all other areas of the park.

 

When our campgrounds are full you may try these area campgrounds:
Doughton Park – Blue Ridge Pkwy MP 241, (336) 372-8877;
A & C Campground – 2 miles south of Sparta, (336) 372-7905; 
New River State Park – Laurel Springs, (336) 982-2587; 
Miller's Camping – Blue Ridge Pkwy MP 247, (336) 359-2828;
Cedar Rock Campground – Traphill, (336) 957-8643; 
Sandy Creek Campground – Traphill, (336) 957-8525.