History & Nature

With 3,200 acres of natural beauty just outside Atlanta, the Park offers numerous outdoor adventures and historic education opportunities for all ages. Enjoy 15 miles of wooded nature trails throughout the Park or take the paved route and journey 5 miles around the base of the mountain. There's even a 1 mile trail which will take you to summit where you can have a family picnic with breathtaking views. Enjoy the scenic surroundings of the Grist Mill and Covered Bridge, or explore our 363-acre lake. Visit the Historical and Environmental Heritage Center for a fascinating geological and ecological history lesson on the Park.

Vehicle entry ticket is valid for access to public picnic areas, hiking and nature trails, children's playground, walk-up trail, Quarry Exhibit, the Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center and the Lasershow Spectacular (select nights). Bicycles and pedestrians may enter at no charge.



The daily concert from our 732-bell Carillon is one of the true joys of Stone Mountain Park. The Carillon was donated by our friends at Coca-Cola after being exhibited in the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. The Park's carillon has been played by Mabel Sharp for over 30 years.

Grist Mill

In 1965, this century-old mill was moved to the Park from its original site near Ellijay, GA. One of the most picturesque spots in the Park, it makes a great place for picnics. The Grist Mill is located on Robert E. Lee Blvd. on the east side of the mountain. Parking is available across the street.

Historical & Environmental Education Center

The focus of Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center, located at the base of the walk-up trail, is to educate Park guests and local students about the fascinating geology and ecology of Stone Mountain. Visitors can explore the gallery, experiencing everything from interactive science exhibits to the life-size cave with a video about the origin of the mountain.

Memorial Carving

The largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate figures of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The entire carved surface measures three-acres, larger than a football field and Mount Rushmore.

Quarry Exhibit

This outdoor display was developed to tell the story of an industry that played a significant part in the history of Stone Mountain. Throughout the years, 7,645,700 cubic feet of granite were removed from the mountain. This is equal to one-foot-long paving stones stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole (12,444 miles)!

SMP Historic Pass App

Take a self guided tour around Stone Mountain Park’s natural areas and discover colorful stories, legends, imagery and interesting facts about Stone Mountain Park.

Songbird Habitat & Trail

Stone Mountain Park's Songbird Habitat sits on the site of the former 1996 Summer Olympic Games venue for Archery and Cycling. The Woodland Trail and Meadow Trails each take you on a one mile journey into the home for beautiful birds such as the Eastern Bluebird, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and Northern Cardinal.

Washington W. King Bridge

This historical pine and cedar bridge is one of only four remaining structures of the many created and constructed by Washington W. King.  The bridge connects the main park to a picturesque island perfect for a lazy day of picnics or reading. This century old bridge is nearly 20-feet high and was moved to Stone Mountain Park from Athens, Georgia, in 1969.