Join a Ranger at the visitor center for some holiday crafts!
Events and Programs
3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668
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.
8am - 5pm daily, except closed weekends December - February.
Closed state holidays.
Year-round, from 7am until park closes.
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.
Due to Widow Creek Falls Parking lot and the Primitive Backpack parking area renovation the trail and parking area will be closed until further notice. This is being done for your safety and to allow us to complete the renovations without delay. This also affects access to the primitive camping along the Widows Creek Trail which is closed for overnight camping during this time. Daily through traffic of the MST trail is permitted with no parking avaiable. We appoligize for any inconvience this may cause.Last updated on: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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.
Meet a Ranger at the lower trailhead parking area for a hike to the Hutchinson Homestead. Be sure to bring a camera to take pictures of the Hutchinson Homestead and the view of Stone Mountain. This hike will be approximately one mile round trip and is weather permitting.
Join a Ranger at the picnic area to learn how to build a miniature snowman using tree cookies. Participants will be given the opportunity to construct their own snowman that they can use to provide rustic decoration for the holiday.
Join members of the Forsyth Astronomy Club for a look at the night sky. Begins at dark in the Family Campground. Meet in the field between campsites 33 and 34. We ask that you please use grass walkway between campsites 33 and 34 and not walk through visitors campsites. Weather Permitting.
Bring in the new year by joining a ranger for a 3 mile, moderate walking hike around the equestrian loop trail. We will discuss the history of Stone Mountain State Park. We will also be stopping by an old liquor still demolished during prohibition. Bring Sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions.