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Stone Mountain State Park Roaring Gap

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Stone Mountain State Park
3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap
NC
28668
Tel: (336) 957-8185

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Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park. Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 14,100 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.
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    2014 I finally made it to the top of Stone Mountain! Amazing View and feeling of accomplishment. Go early. Pack Light. Make sure you're battery is charged on your cellphone (to take pics). Not ready to hike the stone? Walk around it :-)

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    I'm lucky enough to live about an hour from the park. Besides the dreadful drive through Atlanta, which everyone JUST LOVES, the destination is worth it. Being my redneck self, I enjoy the museums, and the carving, and nature more so than the concrete jungle they have added since I've been going. Of course, its cool to do the rope course, if you wanna crap your pants on the third level, but in my opinion this is the best state park in the country!

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    I've been here many times over the last 25 or so years - I have to admit I'm not thrilled with some of the 'improvements' that have been made in recent years. Some of the old cool stuff is gone (the old diorama of the war in Georgia that used to reside in the Confederate Hall for starters) and they're charging now for most of the new stuff that replaced it; but still overall it's a nice park. I was just there over Memorial Day weekend and as a veteran was given a 'Adventure' pass (that pretty much gets you on or in everything in the park) for free....Read More

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    I come here for the walking trails. The Cherokee train is the road less traveled cause the sidewalks around the mountain can get pretty crowded with walkers & joggers. I love being next to the lakes and shaded by the trees

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    well it was winter, cold, and just after the memorial hall had closed. The place was empty, when you consider size to car ratio. However I make the best of everything I can. For me it looked like a big theme park in the making. Looks kinda like a Disney land with some history and a big rock in the middle! Well they are building and building and it has huge parking lots. I will bet this place is really a happening in the summer! The ten bucks for parking entry, made me flinch, oh well, I am in GA and want to see this big rock carving. Well even...Read More

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by MisterSpermCell

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I've been here many times over the last 25 or so years - I have to admit I'm not thrilled with some of the 'improvements' that have been made in recent years. Some of the old cool stuff is gone (the old diorama of the war in Georgia that used to reside in the Confederate Hall for starters) and they're charging now for most of the new stuff that replaced it; but still overall it's a nice park. I was just there over Memorial Day weekend and as a veteran was given a 'Adventure' pass (that pretty much gets you on or in everything in the park) for free. (Also got a discount on one for my mate!)

by Charles Carlin

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well it was winter, cold, and just after the memorial hall had closed. The place was empty, when you consider size to car ratio. However I make the best of everything I can. For me it looked like a big theme park in the making. Looks kinda like a Disney land with some history and a big rock in the middle! Well they are building and building and it has huge parking lots. I will bet this place is really a happening in the summer! The ten bucks for parking entry, made me flinch, oh well, I am in GA and want to see this big rock carving. Well even though things were all closed the prices for the daily pass to all rides was 25 plus bucks. So this is why it looks like a wanna be theme park. The History displays I could see were done in very good taste and the size of the rock and carving are really to large to take in. It is an impressive and huge park and worthy of a visit and personal evaluation. Enjoy your visit.

The Weather

Wednesday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 64° F / 18° C
Humidity: 75 %
Wind: WNW - 4 MPH

Thursday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 52° F / 11° C
Humidity: 61 %
Wind: SW - 3 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Chance of Rain
Temp: 54° F / 12° C
Humidity: 91 %
Wind: SSW - 3 MPH

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