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Park Closed Due To Heavy Snow   

Park closed Sunday, December 9th due to heavy snow. 

 Posted on: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Primitive Backpack Sites E & F CLOSED INDEFINITELY   

Stone Mountain State Park's primitive backpack sites E and F along Widow's Creek Trail have been closed indefinitely due to damage.  We are working with our trail department to see they can be fixed or relocate them to another location along the trail. We appreciate your patience as we try to evaluate and reconstruct these sites to be reopened for your enjoyment.

 Posted on: Friday, December 7, 2018
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 a Ranger at the visitor center for a program that explores some of the myths and legends surrounding snowfall and snow accumulation.  The program will last approximately thirty minutes. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 1:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

 Join a Ranger at the visitor center for a program that will teach you about black bear in the area and will highlight some of the specie’s feeding habits and physical abilities.  The program will last approximately thirty minutes.

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 1:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Ranger at the Visitor Center for the monthly Art in the Park program.  This month's craft theme: Christmas Ornaments.

Date of Event:
Fri, 12/21/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet a ranger at the equestrian trail parking area for a .4 mile hike to the Brown Cemetery. History of the Stone Mountain Area will be discussed on the way.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Equestrian Trail Parking Area

Come bring in a new year by attending another "First Day Hike" at Stone Mountain State Park. We will start at the Lower Trail Head Parking Area and then walk to Wolf Rock, Cedar Rock and then past the historic Hutchinson Homestead. This hike is moderate in difficulty and approximately 3 miles in length. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes for weather conditions.

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head 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

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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.

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.