Fun Things To Do In Atlanta At Stone Mountain Park

Dating back to 1838 when Aaron Cloud built the first tourist attraction on top of the mountain, Stone Mountain Park has always been a destination for fun. With its breathtaking views of the city, The mountain itself is the most-visited attraction in Georgia. Although it’s the most notable activity at the Park, it’s just one of the fun things to do in Atlanta at Stone Mountain Park, during your visit. Below are just a few of the activities and events that our guests love.


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Walk Up the Mountain

As one of the Park’s most frequented activities, the walking trail to the top of the mountain leads to incredible views of Atlanta. On a clear day, you can see 60 miles around the mountain. Too tired to walk back down? Ride the Summit Skyride, a high-speed Swiss cable car, to get to the base of the mountain without the cardio.

Open from dawn to dusk, the walking trail to the top of the mountain is one of Park’s most popular activities. Trek to the top and reach 1,686 feet above sea level. You’ll take in incredible views of the city, reaching as far as 60 miles on a clear day.


Family-Friendly Attractions

Adventure awaits at the Park with over a dozen attractions that your kids will love. Trek through the treetops in one of the country’s largest outdoor adventure courses or cool off and play in the spray in our Geyser Towers. Buy an All-Attractions Pass Meal Deal online in advance to enjoy a free meal and unlimited drink refills during your visit!



Recreational Activities

Two Eighteen-Hole Golf Courses

Stone Mountain Golf Club is one of Atlanta’s premier golf experiences. The Stonemont Course encourages players to be accurate and strategic. The Lakemont Course, on the other hand, is a little less of challenge with a target-oriented layout. At the end of your round, stop by The Common’s Restaurant for a beautiful view of the lake and mountain.


Electric Bike and Segway Tours

If you’re not keen on walking or jogging around the mountain, glide around the Park on a Segway® Personal Transporter or a Pedego Electric bike. Visit the Crossroads to book your rental to explore the park in a whole new way.


Fishing on Stone Mountain Lake

Cast your cares away when you fish on the Park’s 323-acre lake. Launch your own boat from the private boat ramp near the Evergreen Marriott entrance. Fishing is permitted from 6:00AM to midnight.


Hiking Trails

Go on a hiking adventure around Stone Mountain Park on one of the seven trails. Our trails range from half a mile to five, offering challenges for hikers of all levels.


REI Boathouse

Get out on the lake on a stand-up paddle board, canoe, pedal boat or kayak. You can either rent them and take them out yourself or sign up for a class to learn and master new skills.



Whether you want the traditional camping experience in a tent, or you want to go “glamping” in a yurt, our campsite has a lodging option for you. You can bring your own RV or rent one right on site with all the amenities included. We also have safari tent rentals, which is a step up from a traditional tent, but not quite as luxurious as a yurt.



Enjoy a family picnic at one of our two picnic areas: Triangle Picnic Area or Studdard Picnic Area. They are in a beautiful wooded area, and grills and tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.



Events at the Park

Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® – April-October

Since 1983, the Lasershow has been a can’t-miss event at the Park, taking place on the world’s largest screen. With modern music, a fire wheel, synchronized drones and more, the show is fun for all ages.


Patriotic Lasershow and Fireworks – May-September

Visit the Park over Labor Day, Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July weekends for Atlanta’s favorite tradition—our Lasershow Spectacular with bonus fireworks displays. We pay special tribute to troops, workers, and America with unique shows for each holiday.

Summer at the Rock – June-July

All summer, families can visit the park for extended hours and stay for the nightly Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®. Between the special shows, entertainment, and attractions, you’re sure to fill your summer calendar with great adventures.


Yellow Daisy Festival – Early September

A fall favorite, Yellow Daisy Festival brings in hundreds of local artists and crafters to put their most unique work on display. Guests can enjoy endless shopping, music, and delicious food.


Pumpkin Festival – Late September- Early November

Nothing quite says fall like our Pumpkin Festival. Not only are attractions open throughout the day, but the Glow By Night experience provides loads of twilight fun. Kids will love the immersive glowing pumpkins displays, character meet and greets, costume contests, and more!


Snow Mountain – November-February

No matter what the forecast says, it’s always snowing at Stone Mountain Park! With a 400-foot hill covered in snow, Snow Mountain is Atlanta’s favorite winter getaway. There’s even a dedicated space for children under three where they can play in the snow and go down smaller hills.


There’s so much more to do at the Park than what’s listed here. See what other Events and Festivals we have in store here.