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Stone-Mountain is the name of a small city and state park, located in north-central Georgia. It's located just east of Atlanta on Highway 78 in DeKalb County. As of the 2000 census, the population of the village of Stone Mountain was 7,145. The town is named for the nearby Stone Mountain Park, which is a popular tourist attraction. Chartered in 1839, the village of Stone Mountain is the second oldest city in DeKalb County. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town has the look and feel of the Old South. A variety of specialty shops and restaurants are mixed in with Victorian antebellum homes, a Civil War Museum, and the old granite train depot, which now serves as the City Hall. The village is located just outside the west gate to Stone Mountain State Park. The mountain is the world's largest mass of exposed granite. On the north side of the mountain is a high relief carving, depicting three Confederate soldiers, that has been called the "Eighth Wonder of the World." The park offers over 3,000 acres of forestland, pristine lakes and streams, gardens and hiking trails, fishing, swimming, boating, camping and golf. You can also ride a sky lift for a close-up view of the memorial carving, take a ride on a paddlewheel riverboat or ride a 1940s-era train that takes you on a five-mile excursion around the mountain. A 45-minute laser show, which has been dubbed the "world's longest running laser show" has been a spectacular tradition at Stone Mountain for over 26 years.

Surrounding areas: Atlanta, Georgia (13.2 mi), Marietta, Georgia (24.0 mi), Lake Lanier, Georgia (26.9 mi), Cumming, Georgia (27.6 mi), Thurmond Lake, Georgia (28.0 mi), Two Mile Creek, Georgia (30.2 mi), Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia (30.8 mi)

Stone Mountain Vacation Rentals

Stone Mountain Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Stone Mountain1595 E Park PlStone Mountain, GA (770) 465-1022
Comfort Inn5355 Stone Mountain HwyStone Mountain, GA (770) 465-1888
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Stone Mountain1852 Rockbridge RdStone Mountain, GA (770) 465-6515
Days Inn2006 GLN CLB DrStone Mountain, GA (770) 879-0800
Evergreen Conference CTR1 Lakeview DrStone Mountain, GA (770) 879-9900
Evergreen Marriott Conference Center And Resort4021 Lakeview DrStone Mountain, GA (770) 879-9900
Hampton Inn Stone Mountain1737 MTN Industrial BlvdStone Mountain, GA (404) 934-5004
Holiday Inn Express1790 E Park PL BlvdStone Mountain, GA (770) 465-8847
Marriott Stone Mountain Inn1058 Robert E Lee DrStone Mountain, GA (770) 469-3311
Savannah Suites4893 Memorial DrStone Mountain, GA (678) 553-1200
Suburban Lodge Stone Mountain5075 Memorial DrStone Mountain, GA (801) 951-7829
Motel 61819 Mountain Industrial BlvdTucker, GA2.6 mi.(770) 496-1317
Comfort Suites2060 Cres Center BlvdTucker, GA4.2 mi.(770) 496-1070
Econo Lodge Tucker1820 MTN IndustrialTucker, GA4.2 mi.(770) 939-8440
Savannah Suites4649 Memorial DrDecatur, GA4.3 mi.(404) 836-8100
Comfort Inn-atlanta/decatur4480 Memorial DrDecatur, GA4.6 mi.(404) 298-9255
Atlanta East Knights Inn2942 Lawrenceville HwyTucker, GA4.8 mi.(770) 934-5060
Country Inn & Suites2081 Northlake PkwyTucker, GA4.9 mi.(770) 270-9009
Red Roof Inn Atlanta Tucker2810 Lawrenceville HwyTucker, GA5.0 mi.(770) 496-1311
Studio 6 Atlanta Northlake #60241795 Crescent Centre BlvdTucker, GA5.0 mi.(770) 934-4040
Best Inn & Suites4095 Covington HwyDecatur, GA5.3 mi.(404) 286-2500
Radisson Northlake4156 Lavista RdTucker, GA5.3 mi.(770) 938-1026
Hampton Inn Northlake3400 Northlake PkwyAtlanta, GA5.4 mi.(770) 493-1966
Holiday Inn Atlanta Northlake2158 Ranchwood DrAtlanta, GA5.4 mi.(770) 934-6000
Quality Inn Atlanta Northlake2155 Ranchwood DrAtlanta, GA5.4 mi.(770) 491-7444
Courtyard By Marriott Northlake4083 Lavista RdTucker, GA5.4 mi.(770) 938-1200
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Atlanta Northlake3300 Northlake PkwyAtlanta, GA5.7 mi.(800) 257-3000
In Town Suites Lilburn4142 Stone Mountain HwyLilburn, GA5.8 mi.(770) 736-7001
Intown Suites Stone Mountain4350 Hwy 78Lilburn, GA5.9 mi.(770) 972-6042
Glenwood Inn4460 Glenwood RdDecatur, GA6.2 mi.(404) 288-5504
Suburban Lodge Decatur1638 Church StDecatur, GA6.5 mi.(800) 951-7829
Microtel Inn & Suites Norcross2150 N Norcross Tucker RdNorcross, GA6.8 mi.(678) 291-0592
Motel 6 Decatur2565 Wesley Chapel RdDecatur, GA7.1 mi.(404) 288-6911
Ramada Limited3403 Memorial DrDecatur, GA7.1 mi.(404) 288-8722
Holiday Inn Express - Decatur5300 Snapfinger Park DrDecatur, GA7.2 mi.(678) 418-0004
Super 8 Motel5354 Snapfinger Park DrDecatur, GA7.2 mi.(770) 987-5128
La Quinta Motor Inn Lithonia2859 Panola RdLithonia, GA7.2 mi.(770) 981-6411
Sleep Inn5400 Fairington RdLithonia, GA7.3 mi.(770) 322-1400
Courtyard By Marriott Atlanta Norcross6235 Mcdonough DrNorcross, GA7.3 mi.(770) 242-7172
La Quinta Motor Inn Norcross6187 Dawson BlvdNorcross, GA7.3 mi.(770) 448-8686
Bed & Breakfast
Oakwood House Bed & Breakfast951 Edgewood Ave NeAtlanta, GA11.3 mi.(404) 521-9320
Shellmont Bed & Breakfast Lodge821 Piedmont Ave NeAtlanta, GA12.3 mi.(404) 872-9290

Stone Mountain Weather & Climate

Northwestern Georgia, in the Atlanta region, has a humid subtropical climate. Winters are usually mild with occasional cold snaps, summers are hot and humid. In winter, warm maritime air can bring spring-like weather, while at other times strong Arctic air can plunge temperatures into the teens. This region receives lots of rainfall, which is relatively distributed throughout the year, although spring and fall are drier than winter and summer. Some years there is no snowfall, but the average is 2.5 inches per year. The heaviest snowstorm on record brought 10 inches in January, 1940. Blizzards are rare. Ice storms usually cause more problems than snowfall.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 49°F 29°F 5.98 in. -
February 55°F 31°F 5.01 in. -
March 63°F 38°F 5.95 in. -
April 71°F 45°F 4.28 in. -
May 77°F 54°F 4.22 in. -
June 84°F 62°F 4.16 in. -
July 87°F 66°F 4.77 in. -
August 86°F 66°F 4.37 in. -
September 81°F 60°F 4.70 in. -
October 71°F 47°F 3.71 in. -
November 62°F 38°F 4.04 in. -
December 53°F 31°F 4.35 in. -

Stone Mountain Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located about 8 miles northwest of Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia, Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located approximately 16 miles northeast of Stone Mountain in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located roughly 18 miles southwest of Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia, and finally the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located around 67 miles northwest of Stone Mountain in Rome, Georgia.

Stone Mountain Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA 
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA13.2 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA24.0 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA26.7 mi.
Water Parks
White Water ParkMariettaGA24.0 mi.
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA26.8 mi.
Surfside Water ParkAuburnAL112.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Southland Country ClubStone MountainGA 
Stone Mountain Golf CourseStone MountainGA 
Heritage ClubTuckerGA3.7 mi.
Mystery Valley Golf CourseLithoniaGA3.8 mi.
Atlanta International Golf & Country ClubDecaturGA7.4 mi.
Trophy Club of GwinnettSnellvilleGA9.1 mi.
Little Mountain Country ClubEllenwoodGA11.7 mi.
Country Oaks Golf CourseThomasvilleGA12.7 mi.
Alfred Tup Holmes Golf ClubAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Bobby Jones Golf CourseAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Candler Park Golf CourseAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Charlie Yates Golf CourseAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Cross Creek Golf ClubAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Lakeside Golf ClubAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
North Fulton Golf CourseAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis ClubAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Wolf Creek Golf CourseAtlantaGA12.9 mi.
Peachtree Family Golf CenterDuluthGA13.4 mi.
St Marlo Country ClubDuluthGA13.4 mi.
Cherokee Run Golf ClubConyersGA13.8 mi.
Fieldstone Golf & Country ClubConyersGA13.8 mi.
Highland Golf ClubConyersGA13.8 mi.
Honey Creek Golf & Country ClubConyersGA13.8 mi.
Browns Mill Golf CourseAtlantaGA14.5 mi.
Collins Hill Golf ClubLawrencevilleGA14.7 mi.
Cedar Lake Golf ClubLoganvilleGA15.6 mi.
Bears Best AtlantaSuwaneeGA17.7 mi.
Laurel Springs Golf ClubSuwaneeGA17.7 mi.
Olde Atlanta Golf ClubSuwaneeGA17.7 mi.
Southerness Golf ClubStockbridgeGA18.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC96.4 mi.
State Parks
Arabia Mountain State ParkGA11.8 mi. 
Panola Mountain State ParkGA12.3 mi. 
Sweetwater Creek State ParkGA26.7 mi. 
Fort Yargo State ParkGA28.1 mi. 
Hard Labor Creek State ParkGA34.5 mi. 
George Washington Carver State ParkGA35.8 mi. 
Red Top Mountain State ParkGA38.0 mi. 
Robert C. Williams American Museum of PapermakingAtlantaGA13.2 mi.(Technology)
Hammonds House Galleries & Resource Center OF African American ArtAtlantaGA13.2 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA|GAAtlantaGA13.2 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA13.2 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA13.2 mi.(Art)
Pasarya Museum of ArtAtlantaGA13.2 mi.(Art)
Atlanta History CenterAtlantaGA13.2 mi.(History)
Kennesaw Civil War MuseumKennesawGA29.6 mi.(History)
Madison Museum of Fine ArtMadisonGA43.0 mi.(Art)
Compulsory ArtsAthensGA46.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Georgia Museum of Natural HistoryAthensGA46.6 mi.(Science)
Georgia Museum of ArtAthensGA46.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA13.2 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN107.4 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN107.4 mi.

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