Stone Mountain State Park
  • Stone Mountain State Park
  • Stone Mountain State Park
  • Stone Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap NC 28668
336-957-8185

Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 14,100 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.

The Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA)


Elkin NC 28621
336.835.4630

The mission of the non-profit Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) is to increase the quality of life in the Elkin Valley by building and promoting a network of trails and greenways. These trails and greenways will provide educational opportunities, preserve our area history, promote health, wellness and a healthy lifestyle, provide economic opportunities, provide a unique birding opportunity, and offer organized hikes for visitors and residents of the area.


Elkin Municipal Park
Elkin Recreation & Parks Department

399 US Highway 268 W
Elkin NC 28621
336-794-6478

Elkin Recreation & Parks Departmen

Hanging Rock State Park
Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd
Danbury NC 27016
336-593-8480

Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four-lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discoveredsheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, views of the piedmont plateau that stretch for miles.



Pilot Mountain State Park
Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle NC 27043
336-325-2355

Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.



Reynolda House Museum & Gardens
Reynolda Gardens

2250 Reynolda Rd
Winston-Salem NC 27106
336-758-5150

Reynolda Gardens is a preserve of woodlands, fields, wetlands and formal gardens originally part of the Reynolda estate.



North Carolina Zoo
North Carolina Zoological Society & Park

4401 Zoo Pkwy
Asheboro NC 27205
800.488.0444

N.C. Zoo is nationally recognized as one of the nations finest zoos. It was the first American zoo designed from its inception around the "natural habitat" philosophy--presenting animals and plants in exhibits that closely resemble the habitats in which they would be found in the wild.



Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Blue Ridge Parkway


Asheville NC 28802-2136
828-670-1924

    The Parkway incorporates several recreation areas, some exceeding 6,000 acres. These parks within the Parkway have visitor centers, camp grounds, picnic areas, trails and, in many instances, concessionaire-operated lodges, restaurants, and other facilities.



    Fisher River Park
    Fisher River Park

    251 County Home Road
    Dobson NC 27017
    336 401-8235 reservations

    Located on the banks of the Fisher River, Surry Countys Fisher River Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. Sports areas include baseball and soccer fields, sand volleyball, basketball courts, and horseshoe pits. In addition there are walking trails, a sensory garden, mountain bike trail and horse arena.



    Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir
    Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir

    499 Reservoir Road
    Wilkesboro NC 28697
    336-921-3390

    Authorized purposes of the reservoir are flood control, water supply, recreation, and fish and wildlife management. The entire reservoir is open for public recreational use. Recreational facilities are available at several areas around the reservoir.



    Grandfather Mountain
    Grandfather Mountain

    2050 Blowing Rock Highway
    Linville NC 28646
    828-733-4337

    Grandfather Mountain is the tallest mountain in the Blue Ridge and the only private park in the world designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve. Marvel at 360-degree views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge retreating to the horizon and let our knowledgeable staff help you find your own perfect mountain adventure.



    Lake Norman State Park
    Lake Norman State Park

    759 State Park Road
    Troutman NC 28166
    704-528-6350

    Lake Norman State Park, on the largest manmade lake in North Carolina, boasts one of the region’s more popular mountain biking network, offering 30.5 miles of single-track trail. Nearby are a 125-yard-long swim beach and bathhouse complex as well as a boat ramp and opportunities for fishing from spots along park trails. A family campground with 32-sites and a group campground are available during warm-weather months, and a community building with kitchen facilities, restrooms and fireplace can be rented for family and group events year round. Free interpretive programs are complemented by educational exhibits throughout the visitor center and along the child-friendly Dragonfly Trail.



    New River State Park
    New River State Park

    358 New River State Park Road
    Laurel Springs NC 28644
    336-982-2587

    The New River was named a National Wild and Scenic River in 1976 and it wildly winds through some of the best North Carolina mountain scenery. New River State Park is base camp for exploration of this river at two principal spots—Wagoner Road Access and US 221 Access. Both offer walk-in camping a few hundred feet from parking areas and both offer paddling access. Primitive, canoe-in camping is available at downstream access areas. Brief trips or multi-day excursions can be arranged with private outfitters or careful planning if visitors bring kayaks or canoes. It’s easy to combine paddling, camping, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing. A visitor center with exhibit hall complements interpretive programs on the river’s history and ecology, and a community building can be rented for family or group gatherings.



    • Stone Mountain State Park
      Stone Mountain State Park
      3042 Frank Parkway
      Roaring Gap NC
      336-957-8185
      Website

    • Elkin Municipal Park
      Elkin Municipal Park
      399 US Highway 268 W
      Elkin NC
      336-794-6478
      Website

    • Hanging Rock State Park
      Hanging Rock State Park
      1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd
      Danbury NC
      336-593-8480
      Website

    • Pilot Mountain State Park
      Pilot Mountain State Park
      1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
      Pinnacle NC
      336-325-2355
      Website

    • Reynolda House Museum & Gardens
      Reynolda House Museum & Gardens
      2250 Reynolda Rd
      Winston-Salem NC
      336-758-5150
      Website

    • North Carolina Zoo
      North Carolina Zoo
      4401 Zoo Pkwy
      Asheboro NC
      800.488.0444
      Website

    • Fisher River Park
      Fisher River Park
      251 County Home Road
      Dobson NC
      336 401-8235 reservations
      Website

    • Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir
      Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir
      499 Reservoir Road
      Wilkesboro NC
      336-921-3390
      Website

    • Grandfather Mountain
      Grandfather Mountain
      2050 Blowing Rock Highway
      Linville NC
      828-733-4337
      Website

    • Lake Norman State Park
      Lake Norman State Park
      759 State Park Road
      Troutman NC
      704-528-6350
      Website

    • New River State Park
      New River State Park
      358 New River State Park Road
      Laurel Springs NC
      336-982-2587
      Website