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Area campgrounds- When the campground is full.   

When our campground is full you may try these area campgrounds...
Doughton Park- Blue Ridge Pkwy MP 241, (336) 372-8877;
A & C Campground- two miles south of Sparta, (336) 372-7905; 
New River State Park- Laurel Springs, (336) 982-2587; 
Miller's Camping- Blue Ridge Pkwy MP 247, (336) 359-2828;
Cedar Rock Campground- Traphill, (336) 957-8643; 
Sandy Creek Campground- Traphill, (336) 957-8525.

 Posted on: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:12pm
The Stone Mountain Loop Trail is 90% open.   

The Stone Mountain Loop Trail is 90% open. The section from the summit to the Hutchinson Homestead Rd is closed due to damage to a set of steps from the prescribed fire, so it is no longer a continuous loop.   We will be working to make the necessary repairs and will advise when this area is repaired, safe, and back to normal operations. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.
 

 Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:41am
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.

 

This 6 hour workshop covers the beginner basics of fly fishing and how to host a fly fishing clinic for visitors. Course covers fish ID (native and stocked), fishing regulations, how water quality and macro invertebrates correlate to good fishing spots, fly selection, knot tying, casting, and how to lead your own fishing clinic. This is intended for formal and non-formal educators looking to host their own fly fishing programs or clinics.

The entire workshop will be held outdoors so come dressed for the weather. Bring plenty of water, a pack lunch, and a change of clothes or waders if you have them. This will count towards Criteria II, III, or Continuing Education for the EE Certification.

Space is limited, prior registration required. Please contact Sharon Becker at sharon.becker@ncparks.gov or 704-528-6514 to register by May 18th.

Date of Event:
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Please meet at the Lower Parking Lot.

Meet a ranger to learn about our mountain trout and what they eat in our mountain streams. Bring clothing and shoes that you can get wet. Weather permitting.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Bridge in the B Loop of the Family Campground next to campsite #55

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, 05/27/2017 - 8:30pm
Start Location:
Field between campsites 33 and 34 in A Loop of the Family Campground.

Join a Ranger at Garden Creek Church for a short hike that highlights some of the history of moonshine production in the area and take a look at the remains of a disabled still site along Garden Creek.  The program will last approximately one hour.

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Garden Creek Church

 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, 07/01/2017 - 9:00pm
Start Location:
Field between campsites 33 and 34 in A Loop of the Family Campground.
Contact:

Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring GapNC 28668
Phone336-957-8185 / Reservations 1-877-722-6762
stone.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.387300
Longitude: -81.027300

Park Hours:

November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, September & October: 7am - 8pm
May - August: 7am - 9pm

Family Campground remains open after hours via the Royal Camp Ln Entrance.
 

Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily, except closed weekends December - February.
Closed state holidays.

Fishing
Year-round, from 7am until park closes.

Picnic Shelter
Shelters close one hour before park closes.

The Bridle Trail (Horseback Riding) is CLOSED.

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.