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FORT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, GA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat May 23 2015   Later Dates

Description

A scenic drive on Hwy. 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies.

During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach, while stables offer guided horseback rides and stall rental throughout the year. Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites.

Facilities:

3,712 Acres
15 Cottages ($140-$160) -- #5 and #6 are dog friendly. ($45 per dog, max 2)
70 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$29) – cable TV hookups, some sites close during winter
4 Walk-in Campsites ($15)
6 Platform Campsites ($15)
Group Shelter (seats 80, $115, seasonal)
Pioneer Campground ($50)
4 Backcountry Campsites ($9/person)
17-Acre Lake with Swimming Beach – open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
7 Picnic Shelters ($40-$55)

Nearby Attractions:

Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Blue Ridge Mountains
Calhoun / Gordon County
Chief Vann House State Historic Site
Chieftans Trail
Cohutta Wilderness Area
Dalton, Georgia
Funk Heritage Center
Mountain Top, Georgia
New Echota State Historic Site
Southern Highroads Trail

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Air Conditioning
  • Boat Rental
  • Cable Hook-Up
  • Canoe Rental
  • Fire Ring
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Grill
  • Heat
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Pedal Boats
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Lake
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.76111, -84.69944
34°45'40"N, 84°41'58"W

From Atlanta: Take I-75 to exit 293 to Hwy 411 North to Chatsworth. Park is located 8 miles East of Chatsworth on Hwy 52.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FORT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
181 FORT MOUNTAIN PARK ROAD
CHATSWORTH GA 30705

Phone Number:

Information: (706)422-1932

Special Events:

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Sundays 9 AM
    Come join us for Morning Devoational/Music Meditation at the concession stand. This will be led by an ordained Minister (SBC) and will last 30 minutes. Listen to inspiring music from choice CD's. What better way to start your day. Dress camping style. Meet at Shelter #2 at 9 AM. $5 parking. 706-422-1932. from Sep 05 2012 to Dec 31 2050
  • Saturdays
    Find the answer to intriguing quesitons. All answers found in day use area. Parents are encouraged to helpout with the questions. Meet at the Naturalist Area Beside Beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932. from Sep 05 2012 to Dec 31 2050
  • Fridays
    Come meet your neighbor, roast a marshmallow and make a s'more. A ranger-led Black Bear program will also be presented. $5 parking. 706-422-1932. from Sep 05 2012 to Dec 31 2050