Date of Stay: Thursday June 8 – Sunday June18, 2017 (10 nights)
Rate: $23/ night during week; $27/night weekends and holidays
Website: Stone Mountain State Park (NC)
3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Description: (Follow directions on the website due to steep and curvy roads on Oklahoma Road.) Located in the northwest corner of NC about an hour from Winston Salem, this State Park has several miles of great hiking and a Parkway road that has a creek running along beside it. The campground even has a creek running through the middle of it. It also has paved roads throughout. Loop A is the old part of the cg with small gravel sites and no hookups. Loop C has paved sites but no hookups. Loop A is where we stayed (sites 76 and 67) and it has level, paved sites with W/E 50A. Absolutely NO Verizon reception, however, so no phone or internet! Other than that, it’s a great place.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpsters located near the dump station as you exit the cg. Currently no recycle in the cg, but I did find some bins at the trail head parking lots that take aluminum cans.
Activities: I enjoyed several hikes; one to Stone Mountain Falls, another to the Summit of Stone Mountain, and yet another to Wolf Rock/Cedar Rock. The views were beautiful! We rode along the parkway and stopped at a few pull offs along the creek. Gin was able to walk to Widow’s Creek Falls and also spent a bit of time at the Hutchinson Homestead (log home and barns built in the 1850’s) which is at the base of the huge granite dome of Stone Mountain. We saw at least one deer per day here. We drove over to Mount Airy about an hour away one day to eat at Snappy Lunch. It is Andy Griffiths’ home town and the downtown area is all about nostalgia.
On site 76
View from the patio of 76 Big Sandy Creek in the cg
On site 67
Displays at the Visitor Center
Lots of steps (300 or more) on the way to Stone Mountain Falls
From the top People enjoy the cool pool at the base of the 200 foot waterfall
Views on the way to the summit
Switchbacks at the steep parts Summit at 2305 ft elevation
Not alone at the summit… Beautiful views!
Views!! View from my lunch rock!!
Wolf Rock Trail leads to another nice view
Cedar Rock has nice views and the trail
Hutchinson Homestead at the base of Stone Mountain
Gin enjoys the views… we actually saw three people rappelling down the rock face
Gin creek side along the parkway Garden Creek Baptist Church on the pkwy
Widow’s Creek Falls