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: Meetings are normally held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.


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

 April Agenda
 April 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

Public Programs

Plants Nature Journal

Walking and Hiking Safety


Park Attractions

Boy and Girl Scout Hiking Badges

Girl Scout Flower Badge

Plant Highlight
Weathering Pit Wonders 

April is the perfect time of year for your de-hibernation and Stone Mountain is a great place to do it. In the shallow-soiled depressions, formed in the rock from weathering, awaits a color show rarely matched in the Atlanta area. The unique conditions of granite outcrops create island like species which are not found elsewhere due to the shift in physical parameters like soil and water. In this picture Cottony Groundsel and Spiderwort show their colors to not only humans but more importantly to pollinators seeking nector in aid of reproduction.

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