July 21, 2021
If you are looking for outdoor recreational activities and tranquility that only nature can offer, head to Stone Mountain Park. It's the perfect local destination to escape the hustle of everyday life. With so many Atlanta attractions right here at the park, you can take on fun and energizing activities while relaxing in wooded surroundings.
Here are our top 5 recreational activities that we're sure you'll love.
Take in the beauty of nature on one of our many hiking trails. You have the option to walk, jog, or bike on most of these trails. Plus, they vary in terrain, length, and difficulty, so there is something for everyone.
For breathtaking and widespread views, get moving for a 1.1-mile trek up the mountain. The trail can be rocky and steep in some areas, so make sure you are prepared and have adequate footwear. The best time to go is in the early morning to watch the sunrise or later in the evening for a stunning sunset.
For a leisurely stroll around the mountain, the Cherokee Loop Trail is a 5-mile trail through an oak-hickory woodland with sights of the lake, some great views, and a close-up encounter with nature.
Hiking at Stone Mountain isn’t for everyone, and for those who would rather explore nature in a less energetic way, Stone Mountain has plenty of opportunities.
The historic Grist Mill is a fun place for kids to splash and play in the water, and the nearby picnic tables make it a great spot for a picnic lunch with the family.
You can also check out the Washington W. King Covered Bridge, which was originally constructed in 1891. As one of only four remaining structures constructed by businessman Washington W. King, this bridge is not only historic, but it is also beautiful.
Although it is technically a trail, the Songbird Habitat and Trail is one of the easiest trails at the Park. It is very family-friendly and is only about a mile long, making it perfect for the whole family to leisurely walk as you enjoy the songbirds.
When you go out on the water on our peaceful 323-acre lake, you will have a different view of the natural surroundings and can watch wildlife from a unique perspective. Fishing is allowed from 6 am until midnight, and our lake is full of five types of fish: bass, carp, catfish, bream, and crappie. We sell bait in the General Store in the campground area or you’re welcome to bring your own.
Private boats are allowed on the lake and must be launched from the public boat ramp near the Evergreen Pavilion.
On our two championship golf courses, you have access to plenty of open space and picturesque views. The Lakemont Course is a less challenging course that loops around the tranquil lake. The Stonemont Course is more vigorous due to the tight fairways. No matter your skill level or which course you choose to golf, you’re sure to enjoy your time outdoors and the relaxing recreation at Stone Mountain.
Set out on a memorable adventure at our campground where you are not limited to regular pop-up tent camping! We have a variety of camping options to suit your preference so you can make your camping experience exactly what you want it to be.
For a more glamorous experience, check out our wood-and-canvas yurts that have furniture and can fit up to five campers. Or rent one of our Safari Tents that come with beds and are already set up for you!
Want a more traditional camping experience? Don’t worry – we have 46 primitive tent sites to choose from, or you can bring your RV and camp at one of our RV rental sites. Some campground areas are lakeside while others are wooded, but no matter where you stay or how you camp, you’re sure to love camping at Stone Mountain Park.
With so many thrilling things to do and explore at Stone Mountain Park, it is the ideal location for your next family outing!