The Stone Mountain Loop Trail is 90% open. The section from the summit to the Hutchinson Homestead Rd is closed due to damage to a set of steps from the prescribed fire, so it is no longer a continuous loop. We will be working to make the necessary repairs and will advise when this area is repaired, safe, and back to normal operations. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.
IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information.
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. Campers are not permitted to leave the park after closing hours or before 7 a.m., except in an emergency. In an emergency situation, campers who experience a medical or law enforcement emergency and/or need to exit the park for emergency reasons after hours, call 911. If you do not have a sufficient cell phone signal to do so proceed to the Campground Host located in A loop on site 27.
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.
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- two 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.
Stone Mountain State Park
November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, September & October: 7am - 8pm
May - August: 7am - 9pm
Family Campground remains open after hours via the Royal Camp Ln Entrance.
Closed Christmas Day
8am - 5pm daily, except closed weekends December - February.
Closed state holidays.
Year-round, from 7am until park closes.
Shelters close one hour before park closes.
The Bridle Trail (Horseback Riding) is OPEN.
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.