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: Board meetings are normally held the 3rd Tuesday of the each month and the official date will be posted soon.

TIME: 10:00 A.M.–Joint Committee Meeting
11:00 A.M. – SMMA Board Meeting

 September Board Agenda
 September Committee 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

Plant Highlight

Yellow Daisy (Helianthus porteri)
Blazing Star (Liatris microcepha

Late Summer ushers in a a myriad color show on the slopes of Stone Mountain. Two plants of particular beauty and importance are the Yellow Daisy, only found within a 60 mile range of Stone Mountain and Blazing Star, whose flowers lack ray flourets, giving the appearence of its common name. The beauty of the two are easily noticed from a distance but upon closer inspection their importance reveals itself; a host of pollenator species can be seen nectaring from flower to flower on a sunny day!

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