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Stone Mountain’s New Yurts Are Now Open for Camping

Do you know what a YURT is? The name alone immediately made me go to google to start my research!

  1. YURT– a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.

Yurt My family and I were recently invited to the Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most visited family park, to preview their modern twist on a Greek classic; a contemporary camping Yurt.

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11391553_10205935298055117_4059693478930942612_nThey’ve created 3 brand new Yurt structures that sit comfortably on the lake. The new homes away from home are made of wood and canvas, featuring outside decks, picnic tables, charcoal grills, a fire pit and large water spigots for camping convenience.

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Inside each smoke-free yurt, comfort awaits in the form of log furniture, heat and A/C, electric outlets, large windows, skylights, ceiling fans, lockable doors and sleep space for up to five guests. All a camper needs to bring is a sleeping bag or linens, personal items and family/friends for sharing the experience.

The Yurts opened up for reservations on May 15 and quickly sold out. To spend the night is only $99 and $149 for holidays.

One Big Thing!

My children loved viewing these yurts and were begging me to spend the night here. I just had one question, “Where is the bathroom!?” Because the Yurts are located on a campground, they have a community restroom facility that has showers and restrooms within walking distance.

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Directions to Stone Mountain Park’s Campground:

Upon driving through the main gate, make an immediate left onto Stonewall Jackson Drive. Along the way you’ll pass The Commons restaurant on your right. Stone Mountain Park Campground will be on your right.

Go straight. The Yurts are located on Trail B. You can also view their location on the Campground map:

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Would you camp here for the night or the weekend? 

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  • Reply
    Leigh Anne Borders
    June 18, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    It looks like it would be fun. I stayed in something similar I think. We went to a place in North Georgia and stayed in their teepees. That was interesting! Pretty much the same thing as the yurt but in teepee form. I would love to check out Stone Mountain’s one day.

  • Reply
    Donnie
    June 19, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Great review

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    Kristine Manley
    June 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I love to walk around Stone Mountain, so I’ll be checking out the Yurts for camping – I didn’t know they had them. Thanks for sharing.

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    Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)
    June 22, 2015 at 6:30 am

    My husband has been anxious to take the boy camping. I’m not too keen on them sleeping outdoors, so these yurts seems like a great option.

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    Louida
    June 22, 2015 at 11:47 am

    This looks very cool! I wish the showers and bathrooms were inside the yurts though. I’m not the camping type but I can see myself staying in one of these.

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