This blog post was updated on February 18, 2016.

Stone Mountain Lake


Located just 15 miles outside the metropolis of Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park offers families a variety of activities, attractions, natural beauty and fun!  The park is located on 3,200 acres of beautiful, lush terrain, just perfect for something as small as an afternoon picnic, or a full day of attractions and activities.
The park’s newest attraction, Geyser Towers, offers families a chance to beat the heat while traveling through an aerial obstacle course made up of ropes, suspension bridges and climbing features.  A geyser shoots water and mist up into the air:  stand in its path for a refreshing cool spray.  There are plenty of places for observation that don’t require you to get wet.  If you aren’t interested in getting wet, head to the Sky Hike, a rope suspension course boasting over a quarter mile of track.  Three courses at varying heights provide opportunity for both the timid and the brave to take a swing at this family-friendly hot spot!
For a cultural look back in time, head to the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard, which takes you and your kids back in time a few hundred years.  The Plantation consists of 17 original 18th and 19th century Georgia homes and buildings, an extensive collection of furniture and decorations, and a petting zoo.
Built just for families with kids under 12, the Great Barn is a family’s go-to spot!  Explore the 4-story barn (equipped with a refreshing air-conditioner!), slides, trampolines, climbing structures and more than 65 interactive games.
Live shows, boat tours, a Summit Skyride taking guests 825 up to the top of Stone Mountain, a Scenic Railroad, mini-golf and many more attractions, including the famous Lasershow Spectacular (seen by over 25 million people!) round out an amazing family-fun experience at Stone Mountain Park.
If you need a place to stay, you have plenty of options:  the Marriott Stone Mountain Inn and Evergreen Marriott resort are located within walking distance of the above attractions and offer numerous deals and ticket plans for traveling families.  If roughing it is more your style, make reservations at the Stone Mountain Park Campground, Georgia’s largest campground, starting at just $25/night.
All day attraction passes start at $22 for kids and $28 for adults.
Attraction hours and openings vary by season.

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photo:  John W. Tuggle

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