Frequently Asked Questions
Have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting Stone Mountain Park and remember the following:
- DO NOT enter into any restricted areas including ride perimeters, animal enclosures and designated employee areas.
- Enter the park through designated entrances during operating hours only.
- Use designated walkways throughout the park. Do not cross any fences, chains, landscape areas or other barriers.
- Be attentive to your surroundings. Watch where you are walking. Walk, don’t run.
- Be sure to follow all rider requirements, including requirements for loose articles.
For the easiest directions to the Park, it is best to visit our page with Written Driving Directions. Often, online mapping programs provide routes to the Park that are difficult to follow. If you do prefer to use a mapping program, our physical address is:
Stone Mountain Park
U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Regarding public transportation, MARTA, Atlanta's public transportation service, does not provide transportation directly to Stone Mountain Park. It drops off in the city of Stone Mountain, about ½ mile from the Park’s West Gate. To contact MARTA, call 404-848-4711 or visit their website.
You may also wish to check with the hotel at which you are staying to see if they provide transportation for their guests. You may also contact a taxi service to see if they can provide transportation for you.
Atlanta Checkers Cab Co. Inc., (404) 351-1111
Atlanta Yellow Cab, (404) 521-0200
Decatur Yellow Cab, (404) 371-0776
Decatur's Best, (404) 289-6603
Customer Service Center
Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Other Important Numbers
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort: 770-879-9900 or 888-670-2250
Marriott Stone Mountain Inn: 770-469-3311 or 888-670-2250
Public Safety Emergency: 770-413-5333
Public Safety Non-Emergency: 770-498-5675
Park Gates are open daily, 5:00 a.m. to Midnight. Attraction hours vary. Visit the Calendar page for attraction hours on the day of your visit.
From Snow Mountain in January to Stone Mountain Christmas in December, and all of the months in between, Stone Mountain Park is open year-round. However, during the spring and fall some attractions may only be open on the weekends. Please visit the Calendar page for attraction availability on the date of your visit.
Visit the Calendar page and click on the date of your visit to see a daily schedule of attractions and events.
The Lasershow runs seasonally mid-April through October. Visit the Calendar page for specific show dates and times.
Visit the Calendar page and click on the date of your visit to see a daily schedule of attractions and events.
Visit the ticketing page for pricing and description of our All-Attractions Pass.
Excluding during major holidays and special events, you may pay individually for the following attractions: Summit Skyride, Memorial Hall, Historic Square & Farmyard, Scenic Railroad and Mini-Golf. Tickets can be purchased at the park on the day of your visit. You must have a daily All-Attractions Pass or annual Mountain Membership to visit all other attractions.
During Pumpkin Festival and Stone Mountain Christmas, only the Summit Skyride, Memorial Hall Museum and Historic Square may be purchased as an individual attraction. All other attractions will require a daily All-Attractions Pass or annual Mountain Membership.
The Lasershow is free with your paid parking admission to enter the Park.
We do offer Reserved Terrace Seating for an additional fee which offers the best view to enjoy the Lasershow.
Visit the Parking Information page for answers to each of the above questions.
Stone Mountain Park is happy to welcome ride-share vehicles, taxi cabs, and limousines into the park. Those drivers are required to pay $5 to enter the park for pick-ups and drop-offs.
Purchasing a daily parking permit allows you entry and exit for the entire day, but does not guarantee re-entry. Please be aware that re-entry may be difficult on busy days, holidays or during large events. Free re-entry is not permitted during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration or Yellow Daisy Festival.
Stone Mountain Park accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards online, on park, and through our call center. On park we also accept cash payments. For group ticket payment options please contact our Group Sales Department, 1-800-401-2405, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST, excluding holidays.
Yes. On days when all attractions are open, we offer a discounted rate for Seniors or members of the military and their immediate family. Seniors save $3 off of the All-Attractions Pass and members of the military and their immediate family can purchase an All-Attractions Pass for $24.95 plus tax. To redeem visit the Ticket Plaza with a current I.D.
Campsite rental prices vary based on the utilities offered and location within the campground. Monthly rates are also available. Please visit our campground pages for more information.
To make a Campground reservation, you can complete our Online Booking Form or call 800-385-9807 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
We have two hotels inside the Park – The Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and the Marriott Stone Mountain Inn. 24-hour reservations are available at 888-670-2250.
Several hotels are located just outside the Park, including:
Holiday Inn Express: 800-465-4329
Days Inn: 800-325-2525
Comfort Inn: 800-228-5150
Country Inn & Suites: 800-456-4000
All of these hotels are located in Stone Mountain, Georgia within 1 mile of Stone Mountain Park.
Parking Permits will be replaced at a charge of $25.00 if at least half of the old pass with the month shown can be removed from the window and returned to us. If this cannot be accomplished, replacement parking permits will be $40 each. These may be purchased at the Entrance Gates to the Park or at the Main Ticket Plaza.
Alcohol can be brought to the Park, but is not permitted on streets, in parking lots, or other posted areas. Those other areas include, but are not limited to, attractions, the Lasershow, Pavilions, the Special Events Meadow and the Walk-Up Trail. No glass containers are allowed.
To preserve our family atmosphere, proper clothing is required including shirts and shoes (sandals or flip-flops are acceptable - but note that on some attractions closed-toe shoes may be required ). Clothing with offensive words and/or pictures will not be permitted inside the Park. Stone Mountain Park reserves the right to require additional or different attire where we deem appropriate. Should a guest refuse to comply with our requests, the guest will be politely asked to leave the property.
Each year, we are asked to support hundreds of worthwhile charitable causes. While we make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible, we are simply unable to fulfill them all based on the volume we receive. Click here to submit a donation request.
All unmanned aircraft including model airplanes, quad-copters, drones and model helicopters are prohibited at Stone Mountain Park. For further information on this park ordinance, please visit the Stone Mountain Memorial Association's website at stonemountainpark.org.
Lost Cards can be replaced at Guest Services located in Crossroads. Replacement fee for lost cards is $15.00 per card.
Yes. You can bring your own food into the Park for a picnic, however, no outside caterers are allowed in the Park.
In order to film or take photos at Stone Mountain Park companies/individuals must first obtain approval from the Park. Due to the volume of requests about filming and photography on-Park, all requests must be submitted in writing at least 14 days prior to the shoot.
In most cases, the Park does charge a location fee. Rates vary according to scope and details of specific projects. There is also a location fee for wedding-related photography (unless the wedding/reception is being held at Stone Mountain Park).
To submit your request, e-mail email@example.com or fax 770-498-5735. Your Memo/Letter should detail date and time of shoot, crew size, number of vehicles entering Park, desired location(s) for filming/photography, Start/End times and list of equipment to be used during shoot. Also, include how the photos/film will be used.
Only dogs and cats are welcome to visit the Park. They must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and they are not allowed in many of the public areas including the Lasershow Lawn, the Walk Up Trail, or Special Events Areas. Pets also are not allowed on the attractions. We do not have animal boarding at Stone Mountain Park. However, you may contact the Stone Mountain Vets at 770-469-6112 or Main Street Veterinarians at 770-498-4620. These organizations provide boarding for animals and are located close to Stone Mountain Park. However, these organizations are not affiliated with or endorsed by Stone Mountain Park.
Yes. Strollers, manual wheelchairs, and electronic controlled vehicles (ECV's) are available for rent at the Adventure Center with a valid state or federal identification. Credit card is required for wheelchair rentals. Wheelchair, ECV, and stroller quantities are limited and subject to availability.
The Lasershow is free with your paid parking admission to enter the Park.
The Lasershow is approximately 45 minutes in length.
Lasershow Snack Terrace seating offers the best seats in the house while enjoy the Lasershow. You may also bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Souvenir blankets and Lasershow merchandise are available at Marketplace Gifts.
Food to enjoy during the Lasershow can be purchased from a variety of locations including snack stations at the edge of the lawn or from restaurants including Marketplace, Krazy Taterz, and Funnel Cake!
No. Alcohol is not allowed on the lawn.
No. Pets are not permitted on the lawn.
Yes. There is space for wheelchairs in front of the Railroad tracks, on the concrete terraces around the Lawn and on the Memorial Hall terrace.
No. We cannot accommodate any kind of edits to the show content.
No. Unfortunately, CDs and videos of the Lasershow are not available for sale.
Please note that smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas:
Lower Lawn (below train tracks)
1) Near the Cherokee Trail below the terrace, headed behind Mini-Golf
2) Near the entrance to the Sacrifice monument on the left side of the reflecting pool/fountain
Breakfast is served at Waterside Restaurant at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and the Mountainview Restaurant at the Stone Mountain Inn.
Pizza Slice (Cheese or Pepperoni)*
Chicken Strips Basket with french fries
BBQ Pulled Pork served with chips (seasonal)
BBQ Pulled Chicken served with chips (seasonal)
BBQ Pulled Nachos (seasonal)
All of these great meal choices available at Marketplace. Base Camp BBQ and Big Rock Café open seasonally.
*Visit Marketplace and choose a side of French fries, chips, or whole fruit. Sides may vary at other restaurant locations.
Yes. Visit our Field Trip page to learn about the different options and pricing for our School Programs.
Yes. You would have to choose one of our two Non-Catered Pavilions, the Georgia or Virginia pavilions. No outside caterers are allowed inside the Park.
We have two types of pavilions at the Park. Most pavilions are Catered Pavilions and require that your event is catered by Stone Mountain Park. However, we do have two Non-Catered Pavilions that can be rented without Park Catering. Pricing varies according to the type of pavilion and day of the week.
Yes, the Park hosts many weddings. You can find out additional information about our packages on our Wedding page.
Fishing is permitted on the lake; however, you must have a valid GA Fishing License. You must have a valid Georgia Fishing License. To purchase a Fishing License online, click here. We have five types of fish in the lake: bass, carp, crappie, catfish, and bream.
Robert E. Lee Blvd, which circles the base of the mountain, is approximately 5 miles long. Traffic is one-way counter-clockwise on Robert E. Lee Blvd. on the back side of the mountain to allow for bikes and joggers/walkers.
Private boats are allowed on the lake during daylight hours.
Boats must be launched from the Public Boat Ramp located near the Evergreen Pavilion. Outboard motors in excess of 10 hp are not allowed on the lake. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any privately-owned boat.
Yes, we partner with REI to supply stand up paddleboards, canoes and kayaks. For more information click here.
Yes. The playground is located on Robert E. Lee Blvd approximately 3/4 mile past the West Gate of the Park. Use of the playground is free with your paid parking admission.
Yes, we partner with Atlanta Adventure Tours to supply electronic bikes and Segways. For more information click here.
No. Bicycles are not allowed on the walk-up trail or on any of the hiking trails. We do not have any mountain biking trails inside the Park.
No. Our greatest concern is for the safety of our guests. Because Stone Mountain Lake is a large, urban lake, it is subject to water quality issues, especially in the summer when high temperatures or heavy rain can drastically affect the water quality. Because real-time water quality tests are not available, we simply do not permit swimming in the lake.
Visit our page on the Walk-Up trail for this information.
Bicycles can be ridden along the roadways inside the Park. There is a dedicated bicycle lane on Robert E. Lee Blvd., on the back side of the mountain. Bikers must ride single file and follow all traffic laws.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If they want to paddle a boat or board by themselves, they must be large enough to fit into a life vest and hold a paddle properly. Small children may ride on a paddleboard or in a tandem kayak or canoe with a responsible adult and must wear a life vest.
April 1-May 26: 9am-8pm (last rental goes out at 6pm)
May 27-Sept. 4: 9am-9pm (last rental goes out at 7pm)
Sept. 5-Oct. 31: 9am-8pm (last rental goes out at 6pm)
A safety briefing and orientation will happen for every customer. REI staff can offer brief higher level instruction as needed for rental customers. Class customers will receive detailed instruction throughout the program.
REI offers hourly, half-day (4 hours), full day (open to one hour before close), and weekend packages. Weekend packages last from open on Saturday to one hour before closing on Sunday.
REI is offering SUP, kayak, and canoe rentals by the hour, ½ day, full day and weekend. We will also be offering normal outdoor school classes starting from that location (both watersports and land-based).
Yes. All waterfront customers will need to pay for a daily or annual parking pass to enter the Park.
For rentals, you can pay in person at the Stone Mountain Boathouse. For classes you can register and pay online at www.rei.com/stonemountain. If registration is closed online you will not be able to register. You may be able to join the class in person if there is space the day of the class. REI is currently accepting all major credit and debit cards.
Personal life vests and paddles may be used for rentals but will be inspected by REI staff.
Yes, but only if they have a life vest specifically for them (REI does not have life vests for dogs available).
Life vests are mandatory and must be worn at all times while on the water.
Class prices are listed online at www.rei.com/stonemountain. For rentals, we have different prices for REI Co-op Members and non-members:
1 Hour: $25 for members; $30 for non-members
2 Hour: $40 for members, $45 for non-members
Half-Day: $60 for members; $70 for non-members
Full-Day: $75 for members; $85 for non-members
Weekend: $120 for members; $140 for non-members
All watercraft rentals come with:
Life vests (PFDs)
Single-person (Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140)
Two-person (Wilderness Systems Tarpon 135T)
Single-person (Wilderness Systems Pungo 140)
Single-person (Boardworks Ruckus 10’6”)
Single-person SOFT top (Boardworks B-Ray 11’6”)
1-2 person (Mad River Canoe Journey 14-foot)
1-3 person (Wilderness Systems Adventure 14-foot and 16-foot)
July 1-7, 2020.
Enjoy the same exact show seven nights in a row!
Seating on the lawn is free with your paid parking, but the show can also be enjoyed from the comfort of a reserved snack terrace seat each day of the celebration excluding the 4th.
If you are not taking advantage of our Reserved Snack Terrace Seating, blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers* are permitted on the lawn for the Lasershow. Pop-up canopies are also permitted during the day, but must be brought down before the start of the show. Snack, dining, and shopping options are also available adjacent to the lawn so you can fuel-up and gear-up before the show!
*Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the lawn.
No. Pets are not permitted on the lawn.
Enter through the Main Gate (entrance on Highway 78) or the South Woods Gate (James B Rivers Memorial Drive and East Mountain Street).
Lower Lawn (below train tracks): On the left side near the Cherokee Trail below the South Carolina terrace. Upper Lawn: Outside of the east and west side restrooms. All other areas on the laser lawn are restricted. Please be courteous of non-smoking guests.
Re-entry is subject to availability. Guests who leave the Park on July 4 and then wish to return will have to re-pay the Park entry fee.
The park typically experiences large crowds on July 4 and it is best to arrive early. Please note that you can experience the exact same show each day of the Fantastic 4th Celebration (July 1-7).
We do not rent any of our private picnic facilities, including covered pavilions, on July 4th or over the holiday weekend.
Celebrating its 52nd year, Stone Mountain Park’s Yellow Daisy Festival (YDF) is one of America’s favorite and most well-known arts & crafts festivals. Featuring hundreds of artisans from all over the country, the Yellow Daisy Festival is held each year in the month of September to celebrate the blooming of the Confederate Yellow Daisy. (The daisy can be seen in its natural environment on hiking trails on the mountain). Despite its growth from a small Arts & Crafts show to the four-day event that it has become today, the Yellow Daisy Festival continues to be a big show with a small-town feel. The mission of re-connecting families and friends with fun, shopping, live entertainment, and good food has remained constant over the years. Multiple generations of mothers, daughters, and grandmothers meander the wooded trails together in search of the perfect item.
Thursday, September 10 - Sunday, September 13, 2020
Thursday & Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Early Bird Special: 8 AM -10AM
Saturday: 10 AM - 7:30 PM
Early Bird Special: 8 AM -10AM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Early Bird Special: 8 AM -10AM
Absolutely! There is something for everyone, whether it be the shopping, festival food, live music, visiting the Children’s Corner or catching the game on the big screen at the Men’s Den, everyone is sure to have a memorable time that will continue as a family tradition.
The Yellow Daisy Festival takes place outdoors within Stone Mountain Park’s Events Meadow and the shopping occurs adjacent to the meadow along paved trails under a gorgeous canopy of trees.
Looking for something indoors? Visit the 48th Annual Standard Flower Show held at Memorial Hall. Presented by The Redbud District, a member of Garden Club of Georgia Inc., in conjunction with the Yellow Daisy Festival, entry to the flower show is free upon entrance into the park.
The Yellow Daisy Festival takes place rain or shine but we prefer shine!
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Yellow Daisy Festival so we ask that you please make the appropriate arrangements for your pet prior to attending the Festival.
Absolutely! Fantastic Food Trucks, BBQ, Burgers, Pizza, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Roasted Corn, Italian Ice, Corn Dogs, and much, much more…hungry yet???
Yes, but please know that all bags and coolers are subject to search prior to entering the Festival. Please refrain from bringing alcohol or glass containers to the Festival.
Yes! We have two Marriott Hotel Properties located within Stone Mountain Park; Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and Marriott Stone Mountain Inn. Marriott Stone Mountain Inn is located within walking distance of the Festival. If you prefer to camp, Stone Mountain Park is also the home of Georgia's #1 campground - as rated by Woodall's, located in the heart of state's most popular attraction. A shuttle service is available for campground and hotel guests; for more information please visit the campground/hotel front desk.
Wheelchairs and scooters are also available for rental just inside the tent at the Festival’s main entrance and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Depending on traffic flow and where you are directed to park, select lots do have a shuttle but due to peak traffic travel times not all parking lots have an assigned shuttle.
Yes, but it is on a first come – first serve basis.
Of course! Our Volunteer Request Form for the annual Yellow Daisy Festival will be available soon.
Please visit our Crafter Application Page to apply. The deadline for applying to the Yellow Daisy Festival is March 18 of the same year. We do not maintain a waiting list or accept last minute entries, should anyone cancel, as this is a juried Arts & Crafts Festival and all applications must be presented before the Yellow Daisy Jury.
The purpose of the Yellow Daisy Festival is to showcase the talents of its artists. All items must be created by the artist and the artist must be on-site all four days of the festival. Items not created by the artist or not in the category for which applied will not be permitted in the show. Resale of wholesale items (buy/sell) IS NOT permitted in the Yellow Daisy Festival. The selling of prepared food by an artist is prohibited; however, sampling of food gifts is permitted. All materials must be in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the United States and the State of Georgia.
We do not maintain a waiting list or accept last minute entries, should anyone cancel, as this is a juried Arts & Crafts Festival and all applications must be presented before the Yellow Daisy Jury.
Fees are subject to change but at this time a single site is $525 and a double site is $1100. There is also a $40 non-refundable application fee. The booth site fee payment as well as the application fee payment must be submitted with the application. If you are not accepted into the show your booth site fee is refunded back to you via the form of payment that you initially used to pay.
A single site is 10’x10’ or a double site is 20’x20’
Please click on the “Sponsorship Opportunities” link and fill out the applicable information. Please note in the comments/questions section that you are interested in becoming a sponsor and a member of our team will contact you with more information.
If you are interested in becoming a food vendor at the Yellow Daisy Festival, you do not need to fill out a crafter application. Please visit the “Become a Food Vendor” link to submit your inquiry. Please include not only the services/options you provide, but also pricing and listing of other events/venues where you sell your product.
***Please note that the Yellow Daisy Festival has a high volume of attendees and we receive many inquiries regarding participating as a food vendor therefore we cannot respond to each and every inquiry. If there is availability or a need for more information, a member of our Foods Department will contact you for more details. We do keep all information on file should we have any other events or openings throughout the year.
If you are interested in performing at the YDF main stage you do not need to fill out an application. We do ask that you email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer to listen to music/samples via a website or link vs. hard copy mailings of cd samples etc. While we have a select number of slots available, the Yellow Daisy Festival utilizes a production company to schedule performers and we also suggest to them any artists that we have heard and think may be a good fit for the Festival. ***Please note that the Yellow Daisy Festival receives many requests regarding performing at the festival, therefore, we cannot respond to each and every inquiry. If you are selected to perform, the production company will reach out to you for your availability prior to August.
If you have an activity that you think would be a great fit in our Children’s Corner, please email us at email@example.com and tell us more about what you offer as well as pictures, pricing, and previous events in which you have participated.
The Yellow Daisy Festival Community Stage is the perfect place for school bands, show choirs, cover bands, local acoustic performers with original songs, or dance groups to be a part of the festival. If you are interested in you or your group performing on the Community Stage please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every now and then we receive an inquiry about the potential of hosting a Queen/Princess pageant during the Yellow Daisy Festival. At this time we do not have any plans to host a pageant during YDF as our mission is to truly promote the artists and their beautiful works.
Sure we will! Whether it was last year or 10 years ago, we will try our best to get you the information you need. If you could please email us at email@example.com and tell us as much as you can remember about the artist, we will be sure to work on your request. (A Tip For You: Anything and everything helps us in narrowing down the potential artists: Maybe you remember what state they were from, what types of product they had, a rough idea of the location of their booth, the more details and specifics – the better! We love playing detective!)
Often times we are able to accommodate this request. If you could please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will be sure to check with our merchandise team and see if they still have items available for purchase.
Children under 16 require adult supervision.
Avalanche Alley (multi-rider tubes) require a minimum height of 36" tall, a minimum of four (4) riders and a maximum of ten (10 - max 8 adult) riders per tube.
Tube Runners (single tubes) require a minimum height of 42" tall, and a maximum of one (1) rider per tube.
Tube Runners (double tubes) Guests may participate on a double tube if they are at least 36" with a supervising companion.
Dare Devil Plunge (single and double tubes) require a minimum height of 48" tall.
Bunny Slopes, located in the SnowZone, is designed for kids 3 and under. The maximum height is 42". Penguin Run, also located in the SnowZone, is one step up with a maximum height of 54".
Yes. The park offers locker rentals for $10 with a $5 key deposit.
Please visit our tickets page for ticket options and pricing information. Children 2 and under are free - please check in at the measuring station (located behind Main Ticket Plaza) to get a "children 2 and under" snow tag.
Don’t worry about buying or lugging snow gear, all you need for your tubing and snow play fun is included in the price of admission. For the safety of all Snow Mountain's guests, only park-provided equipment is allowed. You should consider dressing warmly for your snow outing and bringing a change of clothing in case you get wet.
This is real snow! It is wet, cold and slippery. Enjoy your time at Snow Mountain by wearing warm, water-resistant clothes including gloves and boots. You might also consider covering ears with muffs or hats. Layering is also recommended. You might start out cold, but end up breaking a sweat as you play in the snow. Also consider bringing a change of clothing. Don’t own any winter gear? The park sells basic snow gear like hats, gloves and other winter staples at the Hat & Glove Cart.
Snow Mountain is subject to close during inclement weather
Please be sure to provide your proper e-mail address and phone number when purchasing Snow Mountain tickets. If a Snow Mountain session has to be canceled, we will use the contact information provided upon purchasing and send an e-mail and phone call to notify any guest of the cancellation. The e-mail and phone call will inform the guest of options for next steps.
Click here for further cancellation information.