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
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.
List of trails
Trail network visits the Stone Mountain summit as well as waterfalls, trout streams, historic homestead and dramatic overlooks. Rugged terrain can offer hiking challenges, and equestrians enjoy a five-mile trail.
The trail follows an old road bed through heavily wooded areas. In the winter, this strenuous hike offers wonderful views of Stone Mountain.
This out and back trail takes you through wooded areas were you can see local wildlife, views of the Blue Ridge Mountain escarpment, and local liquor stills demolished during prohibition.
This trail takes you to the top of Cedar Rock were you can see the Blue Ridge Mountain escarpment.
This trail leads hikers a half mile along Big Sandy Creek to Middle Falls and then extends to Lower Falls.