Stone Mountain is noteworthy on several fronts. For one, there are its catch-and-release trout waters. Then there’s nearly 17 miles of official trail exploring this rugged 14,100-acre park along the Blue Ridge Escarpment. And there’s the slab climbing on Stone Mountain’s 400-foot face. A recently expanded campground helps accommodate the masses.

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Getting there from downtown Winston-Salem
Address: 3042 Frank Parkway
City: Roaring Gap
State: N.C.
Zip: 28668
Latitude: 36.3873
Longitude: 81.0273
Distance: 1 hour 10 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem
No. of campsites: 88
No. with hookups: 47
No. without hookups: 41
Primitive sites: 6 sites along Widow’s Creek
Reservations? Yes. 877.722.6762
Cost: $25 for electrical and water hookups, $20 for non-hookups, $13 for primitive
Year-round? Yes
Gate hours: Open daily at 8 a.m., closes at 6 p.m. November-February; 8 p.m. March, April, September and October; 9 p.m. May-August.
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, fishing, climbing