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View of Stone Mountain at Stone Mountain State Park
Weekend delays   

Stone Mountain State Park now routinely reaches capacity by 10 a.m. on weekends. Once parking areas are full, the park will be closed to all incoming traffic. Weekdays are the best time to visit. If you must visit on a weekend, plan to arrive early in the morning, and be prepared with a backup plan if the park is full when you arrive. Keep in mind gate hours, which are posted at entrances. Currently, the park is open from 7am to 8pm. The only exception is Christmas Day, when all park facilities are closed.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Stone Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

336-957-8185

stone.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Park office

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668

GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Camping:
24-hour campground access is available via Royal Camp Lane.
 

Fishing:
Available year-round during regular park hours
 

Picnic shelters:
Shelters close 30 minutes prior to park closing hours.
 

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  • December to February:

Open Monday to Friday only:
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • March to November:

Open daily:
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Exhibits: open during park office hours
 

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Hutchinson Homestead

  • 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 held 9:00am
    from May to October: every Sunday
    from November to April: first Sunday of every month
     
  • Visitors are welcome to walk the church grounds when the church is closed.

 


 

 

History highlights

Located on more than 14,100 acres in Wilkes and Alleghany counties, Stone Mountain State Park offers cascading waterfalls and cool mountain streams, quiet forests abundant with wildlife, scenic hiking trails and a historic mountain homestead.

One of the park's most spectacular features is Stone Mountain, a 600-foot granite dome. This magnificent feature is part of a 25-square-mile pluton, an igneous rock formed beneath the earth's surface by molten lava. Over time, wind, water and other forces gradually eroded the softer layers of rock atop the granite block and exposed the outcrop we see today. Wet weather springs continually carve troughs in the granite as water runs down the mountain's sloping face.

Established in 1969 and designated a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded by the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands.

Long before becoming a state park, Stone Mountain was settled by families of English, German, Irish, French and Scotch-Irish descent who built the log homes, farms, mills, churches and schools needed for self-sufficient communities.

See the Education section for more information about the park's historic facilities.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 9:00am
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 2:30pm
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 2:00pm