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PARTIAL LOOP TRAIL CLOSURE & BACKPACK SITES E & F   

Currently the following sections are CLOSED due to the tornado damage;
-The trail from the top of Stone Mountain falls to the bottom of Stone Mountain falls.
-Backpack sites E and F are closed.
We appreciate your patience as we try to get these sections reopen for your enjoyment.

 Posted on: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:16pm
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 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.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Field between campsites 33 and 34 in A Loop of the Family Campground.

Come celebrate the NC Science Festival by joining a ranger for a 1 mile, moderate, out and back hike to the base of Stone Mountain. The geology of Stone Mountain will be discussed on the way. Hike will begin at the Lower Trail Head Parking Area.

Date of Event:
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head Parking Area

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.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:30pm
Start Location:
Field between campsites 33 and 34 in A Loop of the Family Campground.

Meet a ranger at the Lower Trail Head Parking Area for a 1.5 mile moderate hike to look at the different trees that live in Stone Mountain State Park.

Date of Event:
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head Parking Area

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.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 8:45pm
Start Location:
Field between campsites 33 and 34 in A Loop of the Family Campground.
Contact:

Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring GapNC 28668
Phone336-957-8185 / Reservations 1-877-722-6762
stone.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.387300
Longitude: -81.027300

Park Hours:

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.

Fishing
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.