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Stone Mountain State Park Primitive Backpack sites E and F are closed due to past storm damage.  These sites are located on the Widow's Creek Trail.
We appreciate your patience as we try to get this reopened for your enjoyment.

 Posted on: Thursday, August 9, 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 members of the Forsyth Astronomy Club for a look at the night sky. Begins at dark in the Family Campground. Meet in the field between campsites 33 and 34. We ask that you please use grass walkway between campsites 33 and 34 and not walk through visitors campsites. Weather Permitting.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:15pm
Start Location:
Field between campsites 33 and 34 in A Loop of the Family Campground.

oin a Ranger at the visitor center for a program that will teach you about the different fishing characteristics of the brook, rainbow, and brown trout that you will find in the delayed harvest waters at Stone Mountain.  The program will last approximately 30 minutes.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet a Park Ranger at the Baptist church to take a moderate 1/2 mile hike up to the site of an alcohol still. We'll talk about distilling and its history in Wilkes County

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Garden Creek Church Parking Area

 Meet a ranger at the bridge beside campsite 55 in the B Loop of the Family Campground for a program on the different insects that live in our mountain streams. Bring shoes and clothes that you can get wet. Weather permitting.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Bridge beside site #55 in the B Loop of the Family Campground

Meet a ranger at the Visitor Center to learn about how to make sauerkraut , a great method of preserving food.

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:

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.