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.
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 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.
Bring your kids for a fun filled environmental scavenger hunt. Weather permitting.
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.
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 email@example.com for availability. Program will last approximately 2 hours and participants may bring waders or water shoes if desired. Weather Permitting!
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.