Stone Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Carolina

Stone Mountain State Park

is dominated, unsurprisingly, by a giant granite dome that looms over park visitors as they hike, fish, picnic, and just enjoy their day at the park. You can also see Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm, or hike the 18 miles of trails that wind through the park. 

The weather in the park doesn’t get too hot in summer, with temperatures reaching an average in the mid-80s, but it can get cold in winter when lows can dip into the 20s. It can also be humid so be sure to check the weather before you go!

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Weather
Spring 37 F – 75 F
Summer 60 F – 84 F
Fall 36 F – 77 F
Winter 28 F – 51 F
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Nearby Cities
Roaring Gap, NC
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park has 90 campsites with electric and water hookups and a nearby dump station. There are restrooms and showers as well. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Sandy Creek Family Campground

The campground is near the Mountains to Sea Trail which has horseback riding, hiking, and beautiful views of the area. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: horse boarding stables, hiking, showers, field games

Byrd’s Branch Campground

This campground connects to the Mountains to Sea Trail to the Stone Mountain Trail. Use it as a base camp for hiking, or just camp, relax, and enjoy the scenery.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wi-Fi: n/a
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: camp store

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What to Do at
Stone Mountain State Park

Inside Stone Mountain State Park

There are lots of things to do at Stone Mountain State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you can do inside the park: 

Hiking: The trail network that snakes through the park also heads up to Stone Mountain summit. There are also trails that head by waterfalls, trout streams, to the historic homestead, and to dramatic overlooks with breathtaking vistas.

Fishing: More than 20 miles of park streams are designated trout waters. Rainbow and brown trout are found in the lower parts of the streams while brook trout prefer the higher, cooler waters. There are also two accessible fishing piers located along the East Prong of the Roaring River. 

Rock climbing: Climbing is permitted in designated areas on the cliffs of Stone Mountain, though a free permit is required.

Outside Stone Mountain State Park

There’s a lot to do outside Stone Mountain State Park as well! From learning more about the history of the area to exploring its natural beauty, there are plenty of things that will interest you.

Restaurants

Chez Josephine

This restaurant is on the grounds of the Roaring River Vineyards, with beautiful views of the river and the site. It serves up delicious sandwiches and appetizers, as well as desserts. They describe themselves as a fusion of American and French-German foods.

Type: Pub food

Location: Traphill, NC

Southern on Main

This restaurant serves up southern food...and southern hospitality in their historic downtown building. Try the collard greens, pimento cheese, or some delicious blueberry sonker.

Type: Southern

Location: Elkin, NC

Pirate’s Landing

This pirate-themed restaurant welcomes guests, who approach the deck of the ship surrounded by water and fish. The outside and inside have been constructed to resemble a dry-landed ship using 200-year old wood beams and antique wood planking. The menu is, of course, full of seafood...as well as pasta, steak, chicken and ribs.

Type: Seafood, American food

Location: Elkin, NC

Shopping

Elkin Antiques & Collectibles Mall

Elkin Antiques and Collectibles Mall has a variety of offerings from more than 60 vendors, including a Christmas shop open year-round, a comics and records shop, and other antique dealers.

Location: Elkin, NC

Sightseeing

Brinegar Cabin

Step back in history and see cultural demonstrations at the cabin. Tour the demonstration garden and exhibits. The cabin was built in the 1880s and was where the Brinegars cleared land and raised crops and livestock.

Location: Doughton Park, NC

Roaring River Vineyards

Located on the Roaring River in Traphill, NC, the Roaring River Vineyards has a tasting room which offers wine and beer for sampling. Chez Josephine restaurant on the grounds offers small plates and meals, in case you want to supplement your wine with some food. Enjoy an afternoon visiting the grounds and trying the delicious wines from the region or spend a weekend there in the on-site lodings.

Location: Traphill, NC

Tweetsie Railroad

Take a ride on the Carousel, Ferris Wheel, boats and planes, the Free Fall, and the Tilt-a-Whirl - along with the Mouse Mine Train - at this amusement park.

Location: Blowing Rock, NC

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How to Get to
Stone Mountain State Park

From 1-77 North: Take Exit #83/Hwy 21 North/Sparta/Roaring Gap. Go north about 13 miles to Traphill Road/state road 1002 and turn left. Go about 4 miles to John P. Frank Parkway and turn right. Follow the parkway to the park, about two miles.

From the west: Take NC 16 to NC 18 in North Wilkesboro and then turn right onto Hwy. 268 east. Go about 3 miles and turn left at Airport Rd. Go about 3 ½ miles and turn left - this becomes Traphill Rd (SR 1002). Follow Traphill Rd. to John P. Frank Parkway about 11 miles and turn left, follow the parkway to the park.

Entering Stone Mountain State Park

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