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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Spring 37 F – 75 F
Summer 60 F – 84 F
Fall 36 F – 77 F
Winter 28 F – 51 F
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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.

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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

Taking an RV on a road trip is a great way to have adventures and make memories with your friends and family! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Mississippi and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Stone Mountain State Park

What is the climate of Stone Mountain State Park?

The weather doesn't get too hot at Stone Mountain State Park during summer, with the temperatures regularly hovering in the mid-80s. During winter, the temperature can tip into the 20s. The area also tends to get pretty humid at times.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Stone Mountain State Park?

There are many wildlife species inhabiting Stone Mountain State Park. Some of the animals you may catch a glimpse of include woodpeckers, coyotes, foxes, deer, raccoons, snakes, salamanders, turkeys, hawks, and a wide variety of other creatures.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Stone Mountain State Park?

The campground at Stone Mountain State Park features a whopping 90 RV campsites. These RV sites include hookups for electricity and water. There is also a nearby dump station, and guests at the campsites have access to restrooms and showers.

What is the best time of year to visit Stone Mountain State Park?

Typically, the best times to visit Stone Mountain State Park are between May and September. During those months, the weather is nice and warm for activities like hiking, fishing, and rock climbing.

Are pets allowed at Stone Mountain State Park?

Only dogs and cats are allowed at Stone Mountain State Park. All pets must be kept on leashes of no more than 6 feet, and they are not allowed in certain areas, such as the Lasershow Lawn, the Walk Up Trail, and Special Events Area.