Welcome in spring by joining a ranger on a short hike to the top of the Stone Mountain Falls to discuss the history of the park and get a spectacular view of the park's largest waterfall. The hike will be approximately 1.2 miles round trip and moderate in difficulty. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear footwear that is comfortable for hiking. Meet at the upper trailhead parking area.
Events and Programs
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.
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.
Come celebrate the NC Science Festival by joining a park ranger at the hisitoric Hutchinson Homestead for an informational program on how Stone Mountain was formed. This program will last approximately 30 minutes.