Stone Mountain is not far from the current location of National Indoor RV Center and we stayed at the camp ground in this beautiful state park. The Mountain on the site of a former quarry is the site of a famous memorial honoring Generals Robert E.Lee & Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Political comments aside, it is an amazing sculpture more than 75 feet high and it took over fifty years to complete. It is taller than Mt Rushmore’s famous 60 foot sculptures. There is a tram to the top of the Mountain if you don’t want to hike up…we took the tram. It affords beautiful views of the surrounding area and you can see Atlanta on a clear day as we could.
It can be quite hot so being your water and take time on the top to enjoy the view and the narrative inside the structure that offers insight into the Mountain’s surrounding climate. Walk across the top but wear your hat and sunscreen – you are closer to the sun up there! On the weekend there is a laser show presentation accompanied with inspirational music offered for a reasonable fee. The park has a variety of entrance options on its website and discounts for seniors & military like us. We did not get a chance to see the laser show but we will next visit – the campground is lovely and has a nice pool and very spacious sites with a view of the lakes surrounding the Mountain. There is Reputed to be good fishing although no swimming in this lake. Many Beautiful trails to stroll, walk or hike and lots of birds and water fowl to observe. We would recommend this park and the staff was always helpful & delightful. They pick up trash at your site – always a plus.
There is also a museum at the base of the Mountain which we recommend as it has two great films worth seeing – one on the Civil War and one on how the Mountain was built and carved. It’s a valuable visit. Worth your time & money. We watched the Olympics while we were there – inside and outside – love the outside tv!
We would also recommend National Indoor RV Center – everyone from the president (who took us out to breakfast) to the maintenance folks who worked on our coach getting it ready and trained us on the new elements – to the salespeople who were not hard sell but wanted us to be happy with whatever we decided to purchase. Consider them if you are in the market for an Entegra or Newmar coach. We will be returning there for service as it is closest to our SC home base and between home and our winter Florida home.
Also a shout out to the Entegra folks who manufacture a superior product and who have welcomed us into their family with open arms! Thank you for our Taj II 😎