Stone Mountain Memorial Association (SMMA), a State authority that is self-supporting and receives no tax dollars, is responsible for Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park. Since 1998, SMMA has managed the park through a long-term public/private partnership with Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFEC), a private corporation that manages all commercial operations in the Park –lodging, attractions, retail and special events. SMMA supervises the lease with HFEC, manages and maintains all the public areas (the Natural District which makes up two-thirds of the Park, roadways, utilities, free picnic areas, etc.), provides public safety, and supports historical and environmental education services at the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Center.




S.M.M.A. Mission


To sustain, enhance, and protect Stone Mountain Park and to provide enriching historical, natural, cultural, and recreational resources for all who visit.



          Public Notice



Stone Mountain Memorial Association
Board Meeting

DATE: Due to weather conditions the February meeting of the board has been cancelled. Check back for March dates.  Meetings are normally held the 3rd Tuesday of the each month.


TIME: 11:00 A.M.–Joint Committee Meeting
1:00 p.M. – SMMA Board Meeting

February Board Agenda
February Committe Agenda

Call 770-498-5611 for more information and to confirm time and place.


SMMA Board Meeting Minutes

SMMA Master Plan

SMMA Land Management Plan

Employment Opportunities

Public Comments

Park Stream Monitoring

Georgia Tourism



Out And About

The Natural District on Facebook

Outdoor Activities

Plants Nature Journal

Walking and Hiking Safety


Park Attractions

Boy and Girl Scout Hiking Badges

Girl Scout Flower Badge

Ecology Highlight

Winter's Delight
Cranefly Orchid

In the dead of winter, winter is not dead....

As winter sets in, it is apparent that the season is yet alive. Cranefly Orchid pops through the leaf litter, while native Azaleas develop their buds to prepare for spring bloom. Many birds and mammals may be even more active in their search for food as they burn through extra calories to stay warm.

Now it's your turn! What unique native species can you identify while in the Natural District at Stone Mountain Park?