Carve Out Some Family Fun at Stone Mountain

Friday 12th, April 2013 / 20:31 Written by

If you want to see a really big rock – and have more fun doing it than you could imagine – Stone Mountain Park is the place to see. Like the name implies, the park is home to a massive quartz outcropping (or “monadnock” to geology buffs) which provides a startling natural backdrop to a lot of the park’s attractions. The mountain itself boasts one of the area’s most famous and historical features: An immense bas-relief carving – in fact, the largest in the world – of three Confederate Civil War leaders – Stonewall Jackson, Robert E, Lee and Jefferson Davis.

Huge carvings and massive geologic formations aren’t the only things that draw visitors to Stone Mountain Park: Nearly every visitor spends at least some time enjoying the spectacular amusement rides, the 18-hole and miniature golf courses, scenic train and boat rides, and the Stone Mountain Museum and plantation, as well as year-‘round music events, laser light shows and lots of shopping. Surrounded by natural beauty and interspersed with a network of paths and picnic areas, the park is also a popular spot for bicyclists and hikers, and the 323-acre Stone Mountain Lake is the ideal location to launch a boat and a great spot for fishing.

Stone Mountain RV parks are divided into four “colors” based on the on-site amenities they offer: orange and purple premium RV sites offer water, electric, sewage and cable services; red motor home and travel trailer sites feature water, electric and sewage as well as limited cable; and blue motor home and travel trailer sites offer water and electric only. All sites provide free Wi-Fi and grills, picnic tables and fire rings, as well as easy access to the park and the town, making Stone Mountain a popular spot for RV rallies, drawing campers from all over the country. The park also offers a dump station, a general store, fully equipped comfort stations and laundry facilities, volleyball and horseshoe courts and swimming pool.

Be sure to check out our guides to other campgrounds in the Atlanta area, including our post about RV campgrounds near Turner FieldRV Parks near Six Flags Over Georgia.

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