If you plan on kayaking, paddle boarding, or doing some type of water activity on your trip, in addition to sun wear you will need life preservers, sunscreen, and towels. The Stone Mountain Lake at the campground is a great spot for fishing, so packing fishing poles and bait is beneficial. Bait is also available at the Campground General Store.
Although the yurts at the campground provide comfortable beds, you will still need to provide sleeping bags, pillows and linens. The yurts do not have bathrooms inside, but the bathhouse is conveniently locate just steps away. Make sure you bring a flashlight for nighttime trips to the bathroom.
Eating and Cooking
Bring plenty of water bottles and an ice chest with food and snacks. Some easy meal ideas are hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Additionally, you will need wood/charcoal and a lighter for a fire pit, as well as plastic ware and napkins for eating. If you plan on bringing your own propane stove and pots and pans, bring a sponge and dish soap for washing dishes. A percolator, which is another way to brew coffee, is always an extra bonus to have on-hand in the morning. And, most percolators do not require electrical outlets but can be placed directly on a fire pit.
You may want to include extra outside lounge chairs on your packing list as well as a small travel table to set food or drinks on. It’s always entertaining to have board games or playing cards, so an extra portable table is useful. Bringing bug repellent is handy to avoid getting bit up while you are outside at dusk, as well as a light jacket for evenings since it can get cool even in the summer months.
Hiking and Trails
Stone Mountain Park has over 15 miles of wooded hiking trails as well as a 5-mile paved loop around the base of the mountain. If you have small children, it may be helpful to take a simple stroller or a baby carrier for exploring the grounds, or some bikes and helmets for a leisurely ride around the park.