Bring in the new year with NC State Parks annual First Day Hike program. Meet a ranger at the Lower Trail Head Parking Area for a 3.5 mile moderate hike to Stone Mountain, Wolf Rock, and Cedar Rock. Bring clothes and shoes suitable for weather conditions. Feal free to take pictures and tell stories about past First Day Hikes.
Events and Programs
The following facilities are CLOSED due to storm damage:
-The trail/stairs from the top of Stone Mountain Falls to the bottom of the falls
-The trail from the summit of Stone Mountain down to the gravel access road of the Hutchinson Homestead
- Backpack campsites E & F
Thank you for your patience as we work to get these areas cleared for use again. We will update our website as soon as these areas open.
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.
Stone Mountain State Park
November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, September & October: 7am - 8pm
May - August: 7am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day
Family Campground remains 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 one hour 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.