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View of Stone Mountain at Stone Mountain State Park
Park at Capacity by 10:00 a.m. on Weekends   

Stone Mountain now routinely reaches capacity by 10:00 a.m. on weekends. If you do not arrive by this time, you are not likely to get a parking spot until the afternoon.  

 Last updated on: Friday, July 31, 2020

Status of park facilities for July 27th - Aug 2nd   

Stone Mountain State Park is open for activities such as climbing, fishing, hiking, running, horseback riding, and camping. Park hours are as normal, 7:00am to 9:00pm, with 24-hour camper access via Royal Camp Lane. Restrooms are available at the Upper and Lower trailheads. Picnic shelters are not reservable until July 1, 2020 to limit gathering of 25 or more per NC Governors Executive Orders.  The park visitor center remains closed.
Camping: All campsites, except group campsites, are open as of May 22. RESERVATION IS REQUIRED*. There are no walk-ups allowed to limit contact with visitors and park staff. Please reserve online or call Aspira at 1-877-722-6762 (call wait times may be long so reserve online, if possible). Do not call the park; staff cannot take over-the-phone reservation payments.
*Backcountry campers must bring exact change ($12 per site per night) and self-register at the backpack parking trailhead to utilize these campsites (these campsites are not available for reservation online).
Weekends: Please be aware: Stone Mountain State Park will be closed as soon as main trail head parking lots fill. The park will be closed to additional visitors once park capacity has been met for the day. We anticipate the main parking lots will reach capacity by mid-morning. Plan accordingly and try to avoid arriving at the peak hours of 10:00am to 3:00pm. Do not park in undesignated areas. Towing will be enforced. Visitors are urged to visit early and check park status on the park website or on the NC State Parks social media accounts prior to and during traveling to the park.
When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

 Last updated on: Sunday, July 26, 2020

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273


November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, September & October: 7am - 8pm
May - August: 7am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Family & Group Campgrounds remain open after hours via the Royal Camp Ln Road.

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily, except closed weekends December - February.
Closed state holidays.

Year-round, from 7am until park closes.

Picnic Shelter
Shelters close 30 minutes before park closes.

Exhibit and Historic Site
Exhibits: open during park office hours.
Homestead site: 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 are held at 9am every Sunday, May - October and first Sunday, November - April. Visitors are welcome to walk the church grounds when the church is closed.



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

Six 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.