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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 7 am to 8 pm daily. The only exception is Christmas Day, when all park facilities are closed.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Map of North Carolina – Stone Mountain State Park

Contact the park



Park office

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668

GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273



  • 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

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

Available year-round during regular park hours

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


  • 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


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.




Educational programs

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Stone Mountain State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information.

To arrange a special exploration of Stone Mountain State Park for your group or class, contact the park office.

Educational materials about Stone Mountain State Park have been developed for grades 5-8 and are correlated with North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Stone Mountain program introduces students to basic geologic concepts, focusing on Stone Mountain. Major concepts covered include the rock cycle, geologic time, weathering and erosion, igneous rocks, geologic processes, resource use, and stewardship. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.

Exhibits and Historic Sites

There's more to Stone Mountain than outdoor recreation! Drop by the park office or visit one of the historical sites to open your eyes to the natural and cultural history of the park.

Check out the park's old-time still, loom and other historical artifacts in the Mountain Culture Exhibit in the park office building. Other exhibits include animal pelts and a full-body black bear mount. These exhibits tell the story of how the independent mountain settlers provided shelter, food and clothing for their families. Other displays offer visitors the chance to learn about trout, butterflies and moths, and much more. The exhibits are open during office hours.

Walk through one of the park's historic sites, the Hutchinson Homestead. The homestead is complete with a log cabin, barn, blacksmith shop, corncrib, meat house and original furnishings. Visitors can play recordings that explain how different aspects of the farm were run. The farm was built in the mid-19th century. Restored in 1998, the homestead is representative of the lives of early settlers in the area. The homestead is open to visitors on weekends during peak season. When the homestead is closed during the week and during winter, visitors can walk the homestead grounds.

Another park historic site is the Garden Creek Baptist Church, located on the bank of the East Prong of Roaring River. Established in 1897, the building is one of the few original churches in Wilkes County that has not undergone any major repairs or remodeling. The church holds services every Sunday, May through October and on the first Sundays, November through April. Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds when the church is closed.