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: The next meeting of the SMMA Board will be held Tuesday November 18, 2014.

LOCATION: Evergreen Conference Center
TIME: 11:00 A.M.–Joint Committee Meeting
1:00 p.M. – SMMA Board Meeting

November Board 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

Oak-Hickory-Pine Forest in Fall

As the Earth moves further away from the sun, the days grow shorter and cooler. This triggers a dormancy in the decidous trees found throughout North America. Green chlorophyll production stops and the remaining yellow pigments (xanthophylls), red pigments (anthocyanins) and orange pigments (carotenoids
are responsible for the color show that delights so many. Look for orange Pignut Hickories (Cayra glabra), yellow Tulip Poplars (Liriodendron tulipifera), and red Flowering Dogwoods (Cornus florida)

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