The visitor center is now open! With Phase 2.5 COVID guidelines in place, face coverings are required to enter the visitors' center. Based on increased demand, the park may close its gates during the day to limit occupancy and control over-crowding. Please visit the park earlier in the day /weekdays to prevent being denied entry.

Due to COVID, all in-person educational programs have been cancelled. The park is working on educational videos to post online.

The State Parks of NC have had a budget shortfall and Stone Mountain State Park has lost ~$51,000 in its equipment budget. The equipment budget had been approved last year for: a new vehicle for the maintenance staff, a new UTV for trail maintenance and emergencies, new hand held radios for the ranger staff, and a new trailer for hauling equipment.

Friends of Stone Mountain is hoping to help the park by providing funds to assist with on-line education and the budget shortfalls.

Your donations and help are needed and appreciated!


Friends of Stone Mountain State Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting Stone Mountain State Park - 

 registered with the Internal Revenue Service (tax ID 83-4126572

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Friends organization is to support and promote Stone Mountain State Park for the benefit of the general public, including developing and promoting public awareness, providing support and resources for the maintenance of programs, facilities and recreation; advocating for ecological conservation and preservation of the park's natural, scenic, cultural, and historical resources and addressing environmental issues. These purposes are exclusively non-profit, charitable and educational.


Membership is open to any individual, group or corporation who supports the purposes of the association.

CLICK HERE to donate to our group or join!

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