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Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway

The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity - camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and more. There are more than 18 miles of trails, matched by more than 20 miles of designated trout waters in this park that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. A campground offers 90 sites, some with utility hookups, and group and backpacking campsites are nearby. Rock climbing is allowed by permit on the towering, 600-foot granite face of the landmark mountain, and climbers look down on Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm. Expansive picnic grounds with shelters invite reunions and community gatherings.


Gregory Thew

Monday, July 9, 2018
This is a hiking area that you will, absolutely, want on your list for this part of the country. NC is know for having some of the best maintained trail systems. You could spend a couple of days here exploring. The rock dome has great views. Varying degrees of slope are great for friction climbing (walking up the rock face). Just use some common sense. The trail lets you get up close to the water fall. I think the rhododendrons bloom in early July. Check other post. When they are in bloom is the best time to go. Any time would be good.

Joe M

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
This place is a hidden gem, just off the highway. You can easily spend two or three days here just walking the trails. The camp ground are excellent, whether you want a primitive, a tent site with showers/toilets or full hookups for camper. The entire park is very clean and well maintained.

Janet Clarke

Friday, July 6, 2018
Beautiful trails! Lots of stairs and challenging uphill/downhill sections, but worth it for the views. The tent campsites in the shaded area are very nice, but most of the tent and RV sites seem to be in full sun. The website has accurate descriptions and photos of each site, so use that information to make your camping reservation. My site was in the shade and exactly as described. This park is spectacular, and so much closer to the Triangle and Triad than you think it should be.

Sebastien Pilon

Monday, June 4, 2018
Great park that as a lot to offer for the weekend adventurer. This is a great place to bring your young kids to initiate them to the joy of camping, fishing and hiking. The staff is very nice and courteous! The camping site as a check-in station where they sale a few items like snack, soda, souvenirs, little emergency items, ect... Bathrooms were clean and recently updated, the sites were clean and the fire pits as well. There is a nice little creek in the middle of the camping sites that kids can go play in and cool off. The creek in the parks are all fairly small and perfect for young children to play in. There is a delayed harvest trout creek that offer a nice challenge to all that like to fish for trout. Stone mountain as some nice trails for all caliber of hikers and offers great breath taking views of the Blue Ridge mountains!!

Mark Looney

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Amazing park with great scenery, waterfalls, breathtaking views and many trails! Widows Creek Falls is a must see, especially for those who are learning how photograph waterfalls. Short hike from the road, lots of different angles to shoot and great scenery around the falls. Also recommend hiking to the top of the mountain. The stone formation is very interesting & the view is nice.

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