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The Stone Mountain Loop Trail is 90% open.   

The Stone Mountain Loop Trail is 90% open.  The section from the Hutchinson Homestead access road to the summit 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.   

 Posted on: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:01pm
Picnic Area Closed thru Friday, September 15, 2017   

The Picnic area is closed thru Friday to prepare for our Old Fashioned Day Event which is Saturday, September 16th 11am - 4pm to celebrate old time ways. 

 Posted on: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:07pm
Events and Programs

Stone Mountain State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Join in with NC State Parks and BlueCross Blueshield's NC Hike Program for a moderate 4 mile total out-back-hike to the historic Hutchinson Homestead and Stone Mountain Falls.

Date of Event:
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head Parking Area

 Join a Stone Mountain Ranger with more than 3,000 miles of long-distance hiking experience to talk about the uniqueness of multi-day hiking, how to properly pack, and show some gear. Come with questions!

Date of Event:
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Meet a ranger for a 1 mile total out-and-back hike to the historic Hutchinson Homestead. History of the homestead will be discussed. Weather permitting.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head Parking Area

Come celebrate " Take a Child Outside Week" by joining a ranger to learn about the different animals that call Stone Mountain home.

Date of Event:
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
A Loop Washouse in the A Loop of the Family Campground.

Join a Ranger to celabrate "Take a Child Outside Week". Meet at the horse trailer parking area for a discussion of gear and fishing tactics for the upcoming Delayed Harvest season that begins on October 1st.  The program will last approximately forty-five minutes and will cover fishing regulations, flies, and tips on catching stocked trout. 

Date of Event:
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Horse Trailer Parking Area

Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring GapNC 28668
Phone336-957-8185 / Reservations 1-877-722-6762
Latitude: 36.387300
Longitude: -81.027300

Park Hours:

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

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

Year-round, from 7am until park closes.

Picnic Shelter
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.