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.