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, retail, special events and attractions. SMMA supervises the lease with HFEC, maintains all public areas (the Natural District which makes up two-thirds of the Park, roadways, utilities, etc.), provides public safety, and supports historical and environmental education services within the Park.
SMMA's mission is to preserve, protect and enhance this wonderful 3,200 acre natural resource for the people of Georgia and visitors from around the world.