Stone Mountain Park is home to a 363-acre, fresh water lake situated at the base of the mountain. The lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, Paddleboarding, fishing and enjoying the on-water attractions available at Stone Mountain Park. The lake is surrounded by trees and rock formations, historic attractions and structures, a golf course and campgrounds among other items of visual interest. Stone Mountain Park and Stone Mountain Lake are excellent venues for many outdoor and on-water activities and events and one of our favorite places to paddle the War Canoes.
There’s nothing quite like a leisurely paddle around Stone Mountain Lake in our 25’ Voyageur-style War Canoes. Paddling a Big Canoe is a unique experience and the picturesque settings of Stone Mountain Lake make for an even more memorable outing. Paddle by the Covered Bridge, the Grist Mill and the Carillon and see Stone Mountain’s iconic carving from the water. War Canoes are perfect for group outings, family get-togethers or company events on the lake and are guaranteed to create lasting memories. Bring a picnic and spend the day at Stone Mountain checking out the sights and visiting the attractions.
Team Building at Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain is the ideal venue to hold your team building events. With the Marriott Evergreen Conference Resort and the Stone Mountain Inn located within the park and many other hotels located close by, lodging and meeting space is not a problem. Stone Mountain also has pavilions that can be used for events requiring a less formal setting; and the mountain and lake provide the playing field for a number of fun and effective team building activities.
Paddling a Big Canoe is like running a Big Business – the boat, like the business, is a big thing that takes more than one person to operate effectively. In fact, it takes many people doing many different jobs and working together in synch to pTeam building adventures in our Big Canoes can include leisurely outings, races, scavenger/treasure hunts and a number of other fun activities that are sure to create lasting, shared memories and build strong bonds between participants.
A Little About Atlanta and Stone Mountain
Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Incorporated in 1847 at the junction of two rail lines, the city was captured by General Sherman during his 1864 March to the Sea and all military and government buildings were burned. The city rose from the ashes and has since become a national center of commerce and a “world city.”
The Atlanta area is home to numerous entertainment and recreational opportunities. Many professional sports teams call Atlanta home as do a number of collegiate teams and sporting events. Atlanta has hosted World Series games, a Super Bowl, the Summer Olympic Games as well as numerous other national and international sporting events and championships. Atlanta also has a diverse arts, theatre and music community –giving residents and visitors plenty of things to do.
Atlanta is the seventh-most visited city in the U.S. with popular tourism attractions such as Six Flags, the Georgia Aquarium, the Martin Luther King Historical Site, Zoo Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, World of Coca Cola and many others. The many parks in the Atlanta area also provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation. Piedmont Park, Chastain Park and Grant Park are some of the better known urban parks; and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Stone Mountain Park offer visitors outdoor adventure away from the noise and crowd of the city.
A quartz-monzonite dome monadnock formed when the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachian Mountains) were formed, Stone Mountain towers 825-feet above the surrounding area and is more than five-miles in circumference at its base. The mountain is well-known for having the world’s largest bas relief carving on its north face. The carving, representing three prominent figures from the Confederate States of America – Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis – also serves as the backdrop for Stone Mountains popular Laser Light Shows.
Once privately owned by the Venable brothers and used as a rock quarry, Stone Mountain was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1958. Stone Mountain Park, which surrounds the mountain and Confederate Memorial, is owned by the State of Georgia and managed by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. Currently, the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, operators of amusement parks such as Wild Adventures, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City and Splash Island, has a long-term contract to operate park attractions.
Stone Mountain features a scenic, 363-acre lake on which you can paddle or ride the Mississippi Riverboat to enjoy the sights from the water. A number of historic attractions and structures give visitors a glimpse into Georgia’s past and miles of hiking trails show off the area’s natural beauty and wonder. The Grist Mill, Covered Bridge and Antebellum Plantation are just a few of the attractions that allow guests to step back in time and get an idea of what life here was like long ago. Numerous other attractions, such as the Stone Mountain Railroad, the Skyride, Ride the Ducks and the Great Barn ensure guests will have no shortage of fun activities to enjoy while visiting Stone Mountain.