Stone Mountain State Park is a North Carolina state park that offers camping, trout fishing, scenery, hiking, and more. Stone Mountain State Park is a convenient location for those traveling into North Carolina via Interstate 77. Located just south of the North Carolina state line with Virginia, Stone Mountain State Park is a great place to spend a few days camping and fishing.
Stone Mountain State Park is home to over 10,000 acres of land for public use and enjoyment. The park takes its name from the local mountain peak’s granite outcropping. Rock climbing on Stone Mountain is a draw for some but a hiking trail leads to the top for the rest of us. I spent my time fishing and didn’t go to the top, but I am guessing it would offer a great view. Trout fishing is popular here and the waters didn’t disappoint. Be sure to check with authorities about regulations on fishing that varied from stream to stream. Trout streams run along roads and maintained trails for easy access but you can get away from these areas to fish in solitude as well at Stone Mountain State Park. There is open water for easy fly fishing in areas of the park also. Stone Mountain is a great place to carry a day pack and a short ultralight rod and spend the day hiking the trail system and fishing in various streams. The cool water in this mountain setting should keep your trout fresh on a stringer or in a creel. Fresh trout is easy to make in your campsite, but be sure to properly dispose of your trash to avoid bringing in animals to your camping site.
There are numerous hiking trails around Stone Mountain State Park. The hiking trails mostly interconnect allowing people to spend a lot of times in the woods. The trails in Stone Mountain State Park run by mountain streams, a large waterfall, and numerous rock outcroppings. The hiking trails are great for bird watchers and for those seeking a glimpse of the area’s wildlife as well.
Stone Mountain State Park’s campground offers about 40 camp sites varying from private wooded locations to more open and grassy camp sites. The camp sites are built around two loops so even the less private camping areas are not right on top of each other. The campground at Stone Mountain State Park provides water stations, flush toilets, and shower facilities.
Stone Mountain State Park offers a variety of programs throughout the year based upon the nature and culture of the area. Stone Mountain State Park is located just to the west of Interstate 77, south of the Virginia state line and the Blue Ridge Parkway.