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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.

 

Do you like hiking in the evening to avoid the heat and humidity? If so, then feel free to join a park volunteer for an afternoon hike to Wolf Rock. Be sure to bring your camera and wear the appropriate footwear for hiking a moderate trail that is around three miles round trip.  Meet at the Lower Trailhead parking area.  Weather Permitting.

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 4:30pm
Start Location:
Lower Trailhead Parking

Join a Ranger at the Baptist Church parking lot and we'll take a medium-difficulty half-mile trail up to the location of a moonshine still. Along the way we'll talk about moonshine's history in Wilkes County as well as see how it was made. Bring a little water and shoes that can get muddy.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Garden Creek Baptist Church

Bring your kids for a fun filled environmental scavenger hunt. Weather permitting.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Find the white F350 fire truck in the back of the Lower Parking Lot to see the tools that Park Rangers use to work on prescribed burns in the park. We'll read the burn map, get our assignments, and then gear up as if we're heading out to the real thing.

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Trailhead Parking Area

Join a Ranger at the horse trailer parking area for a beginner’s fly fishing program that includes a discussion of Delayed Harvest rules and regulations, knot tying, fly selection and casting techniques. Participants will get the opportunity to practice casting and try their luck at catching stocked mountain trout in the stream.  Space is limited to the first 10 participants to sign up and all equipment is provided. Email Ranger Michael Wood at michael.wood@ncparks.gov for availability. Program will last approximately 2 hours and participants may bring waders or water shoes if desired. Weather Permitting!

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Horse Trailer Parking Area

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668

336-957-8185
stone.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

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.

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.