Stone Mountain State Park, NC, USA

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Stone Mountain State Park, NC, USA

Stone Mountain State Park vacation rentals

Spectacular sights aplenty in the Stone Mountain State Park

A rare gem of unspoiled nature in North Carolina, the Stone Mountain State Park has at its heart the Park’s namesake granite dome, ensconced in forestland. The gentle trickle of countless streams makes for a harmonious soundtrack to your idyllic wanders or lazy afternoons spent fishing. No wonder it’s such a popular camping spot. Of course, you could always opt for more genteel accommodation, and Stone Mountain State Park vacation rentals offer the same breathtaking mountain views, but with the added bonus of fluffy pillows, WiFi, and a sturdy roof if a storm cloud blows in.

Get back to nature in the Stone Mountain State Park

Feeling active? Set out on a nature walk through the forest, get your heart pumping with a waterfall-lined hike, or climb Stone Mountain itself! Or tell the family you’ll catch them up, and settle in for an afternoon of trout fishing in perfect solitude. Nearby, Roaring Gap’s rolling green hills make for a great excuse to work on your swing at one of its country clubs before joining the whole family for a spot of lunch at one of the Park’s panoramic picnic areas; though trout fishing is catch-and-release here, so bringing sandwiches is recommended.

Take life at a slower pace at the Stone Mountain State Park

A slice of the 19th century can be found in the Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mountain farm with an original log cabin, blacksmith’s, and barn (open March through October), while the mountain’s flora and fauna are all on show at the visitor center. For those who enjoy mixing with the locals, the heartland of North Carolina barbecue is only a short drive away in nearby Lexington, and if you’re lucky, you might just find yourself at a good old-fashioned pig pickin’. Or head toward Tennessee and discover the Cherokee National Forest.

The Stone Mountain State Park: Sun-kissed or snow-capped?

Blissful, countrified escapes are best taken in spring and summer, so bank on gentle strolls, laid-back cookouts, and refreshing dips in the rivers when the mercury rises. Don’t worry, though, the cool mountain breeze makes the sunny days refreshing. November through March is for enjoying the Park’s glistening blanket of snow before curling up in front of a log fire in the evening. Whenever you decide to take your well-earned break, Stone Mountain State Park vacation rentals offer everything you’ll need in a magnificent natural setting.

Watch the birds go by in the Stone Mountain State Park

Don’t be fooled by the silent granite giant in the Park’s center: the surrounding woodland, home to majestic chestnuts and scarlet oaks, is anything but. Trees and undergrowth bustle with a spectacular array of wildlife. As a National Natural Landmark, its ecosystem is exceptionally well-preserved. Keen birdwatchers should also check out the neighboring Thurmond Chatham Game Lands, a pristine 6,400-acre wildlife area dedicated to ramblers and hunters alike. After a long day out, it’s just a short hop to the many Stone Mountain State Park vacation rentals to recharge your batteries.