Stone Mountain

State Park - North Carolina

Stone Mountain State Park is located in Alleghany County and Wilkes County, North Carolina. The centerpiece of the park is Stone Mountain, a dome of exposed granite (specifically a quartz diorite to granodiorite) of Devonian age, which has intruded into the gneiss of the Precambrian Alligator Back Formation. It rises sharply over 600 feet (183 m) above the surrounding terrain. The mountain, which has an elevation of 2,305 feet (706 m) above sea level, is known for its barren sides and distinctive brown-gray color, and can be seen for miles. The mountain offers some of the best rock climbing in North Carolina, and the park's creeks and streams feature excellent brook trout fishing.

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Stone Mountain SP https://www.ncparks.gov/stone-mountain-state-park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Mountain_State_Park Stone Mountain State Park is located in Alleghany County and Wilkes County, North Carolina. The centerpiece of the park is Stone Mountain, a dome of exposed granite (specifically a quartz diorite to granodiorite) of Devonian age, which has intruded into the gneiss of the Precambrian Alligator Back Formation. It rises sharply over 600 feet (183 m) above the surrounding terrain. The mountain, which has an elevation of 2,305 feet (706 m) above sea level, is known for its barren sides and distinctive brown-gray color, and can be seen for miles. The mountain offers some of the best rock climbing in North Carolina, and the park's creeks and streams feature excellent brook trout fishing.
Stone Mountain State Park 3042 Frank Parkway Roaring Gap, NC 28668 336-957-8185 stone.mountain@ncparks.gov GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273 Activities Location Education and Events: Park rangers offer regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs at the park. Contact the park office to arrange a special exploration of Stone Mountain State Park for your group. Educational materials about the park have been developed for grades 5-8 and are correlated to North Carolina’s curriculum. The Stone Mountain State Park program introduces students to basic geologic concepts including the rock cycle, geologic time, weathering and erosion, igneous rocks, geologic processes, resource use and stewardship. Camping: Campsites for tents and recreational vehicles include a tent pad, table and firering/grill. Drinking water and washhouses are nearby. Some sites have water/electric hookups. A dump station is located near the contact station for use by registered campers only. The campground and washhouses are open year-round. There is a fee for camping and a limit of six persons per site. Reservations are encouraged. Park gates are locked daily at posted closing hours. Please contact the park office or visit the website for more information about Group camping and Backpack camping. Trails: Stone Mountain State Parks offers a variety of experiences for hikers, with moderate to strenuous trails. There is also a five-mile bridle trail. All visitors with horses must be able to provide proof of a negative equine infectious anemia. Hikers should stay on designated trails and exercise caution as waterfalls and steep, rocky terrain may create hazardous and slippery conditions. Picnicking: 75 individual picnic sites and three large picnic shelters offer tables, grills, drinking water and restrooms. The shelters may be reserved for a fee. A short trail connects to the main loop trail to provide access to a waterfall and Stone Mountain’s summit. Rock climbing is permitted in designated areas on the cliffs of Stone Mountain. Participants are responsible for their own personal safety, including securing proper training and equipment and adhering to safe practices. All climbers must register and possess a valid permit. A self-registration box is located at the climbing area. Contact the park office for additional climbing rules. Fishing: More than 20 miles of park streams are designated trout waters. For season dates and regulations for each type of trout water, contact the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Regulations of the WRC are enforced throughout the park. Bullhead and Rich Mountain creeks are strictly catch and release and are open for fishing year round. A special fishing permit is required for this area and may be purchased at the Bullhead Creek parking area. Stone Mountain State Park is located in Wilkes & Alleghany counties, seven miles southwest of Roaring Gap. From south, take U.S. 21 to Traphill Rd. (SR 1002) & follow it to the John P. Frank Parkway. From west, take N.C. 18 north & turn right on Hwy. 268 east. Go three miles, turn left on Airport Rd. Go six miles to Traphill Rd, turn left. Follow Traphill Rd. about 12 miles to the John P. Frank Parkway, turn left. Park Hours North Carolina State Parks are open every day, with the exception of Christmas Day. Park hours vary with the seasons. Please visit the North Carolina State Park website or contact the park office for the most current information about seasonal hours, activities, alerts, camping fees, programs rules and weather. www.ncparks.gov Make a reservation online at ncparks.gov or call 1-877-722-6762.
Stone Mountain State Park – Campground Map 3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC 28668 GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273 stone.mountain@ncparks.gov 336-957-8185 4 10/18 2 North 3 1 150 0 24 23 25 22 26 31 27 Visitor Center 0.5 mile REE BIG SANDY C 28 20 33 30 19 18 29 Amphitheater Parking Powerline 43 BIG S Campsites Recycling 67 Electric/Water Campsites Roads Paved Unpaved Group Campsites Contact Station/Registration Firewood 48 54 56 52 49 51 50 57 B LOOP K REE 71 74 67 69 R EE K 72 73 80 TR IB UT AR Y 81 82 C LOOP 83 Trash Bin 84 After-hours Access Royal Camp Lane 90 85 86 87 62 61 63 65 89 88 58 60 64 66 68 79 Telephone Water Spigot 5 C ANDY 78 C 37 47 55 53 Y Ranger Residence 8 70 77 ND Campground Host 10 6 75 76 SA 27 3 46 45 BIG Bathhouse 44 41 Park Gate 9 4 1 40 Accessible 12 7 36 42 13 16 14 35 2 Dumpstation 15 11 37 1 17 34 K LEGEND 600 Feet A LOOP 21 32 300 59
Pettigrew State Park South Mountains State Park – 2018 Park of the Year Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation manages more than 234,000 acres of iconic landscape across our state in our parks, recreation areas and natural areas with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2017. Discover More with a Ranger Across North Carolina, state park rangers are proud of our parks and eager to welcome you and your family. Come to our parks to marvel at our state’s most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and learn about the rich science, culture and history that make our parks great. Fun facts about North Carolina State Parks ■■ There are 41 places to visit, including 34 parks, four recreation areas and three staffed state natural areas. ■■ The Division manages four state rivers, seven state lakes and six state trails. ■■ There are about 581 miles of trail to explore in our parks. ■■ The first state park created was Mount Mitchell State Park on March 3, 1915. Fort Macon State Park was the second. ■■ The Division celebrated 100 years of being Naturally Wonderful in 2016. ■■ Parks that welcome over 1 million visitors annually include: Jockey’s Ridge, Fort Macon and William B. Umstead state parks and Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake state recreation areas. ■■ The Division employs over 1,000 people across the state. ■■ Some www.ncparks.gov M N P Q Roy Cooper Governor unique activities you can do in our parks include: wind surfing and hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, cross country skiing and snow shoeing at Elk Knob State Park, driving on the four-wheel-drive beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and rock climbing at Chimney Rock, Crowders Mountain, Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain state parks. Susi H. Hamilton Secretary 75,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $10,707.92 or $0.14 each. 03/18 Did you know that many plants atop Mount Mitchell are rare in North Carolina but common in Quebec? That the giant sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge are constantly moving? Do you know how to safely hold a crayfish? From fishing lessons to astronomy programs and tree identification hikes to guided paddles, parks offer programs for all ages. Visit our website for a list of upcoming programs at each park. Junior Rangers The Junior Ranger program offers educational and skill-based activities to encourage children to explore the outdoors. Children can complete activity guides, geared for ages 6-12, and attend ranger programs to earn a junior ranger patch unique to each park. Ask about the program at a park office or download the guide at: www.ncparks.gov/junior-rangers. Environmental Education Learning Experiences Parks have their own curriculum guides that are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Competency goals in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts are available. Each program includes pre-visit, on-site and post-visit student activities that have measurable objectives, background information, vocabulary, references and step-bystep activity instructions. Passport Program How many state parks can you visit? Use your passport as a guide and collect stamps, earn prizes and make “Naturally Wonderful” memories! Pick up your passport at a state park near you. North Carolina State Parks 100-Mile Challenge Can you hike, bike or paddle 100 miles in a year? Join the N.C. State Parks’ 100-Mile Challenge and log your miles online to earn digital badges and redeem prizes as you reach various milestones! This is a great way to get outside, get moving and keep track of your activity. Visit www.nc100miles.org to sign up. ■■ Several parks have educational trails, called TRACK trails, that include activities for children to complete along the way. William B. Umstead State Park Jockey’s Ridge State Park Friends Of State Parks Join the Friends of State Parks to help support, promote and advocate for the parks system as a whole, or join the friends group of your favorite park. The group helps provide funding for Junior Ranger and Youth in Parks – Environmental Education programs, as well as grants for state parks projects. You can also make a donation to help keep our parks around for future generations. Learn more at www.ncfsp.org or www.ncparks.gov/support-your-parks. Merchandise Want to show your N.C. State Parks pride? Visit the online webstore and purchase products such as coffee mugs, prints, t-shirts, pins, patches and Christmas ornaments. This exclusive merchandise makes a great gift for special state parks fans, including yourself. www.ncparkstore.com N.C. State Parks License Plate Show your support for state parks every time you drive your vehicle! Purchase an N.C. State Parks license plate through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicl

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