Black Rock Mountain State Park

Black Rock Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-746-2141

 

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"Revel in the diverse eco-systems along rugged terrain or breathe fresh air from mountain top vistas overlooking pristine Appalachian forests at Black Rock Mountain, uniquely positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide and reaching altitudes of 3,640 feet as the highest State Park in Georgia."

Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables. 
 
Mountaintop cottages surround a small playground, while campsites are nestled under rhododendron and gnarled oaks. Tent campers will appreciate the walk-in sites that allow extra privacy. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close during icy weather. RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/BlackRockMountain

Open March 16–December 15

From December 16–March 15, the park is closed.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,743 Acres
• 10 Cottages — #5 & #10 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 44 Campsites
• 12 Walk-in Campsites
• 4 Backcountry Campsites
• Pioneer Group Campground
• 2 Picnic Shelters
• 17-Acre Lake
• Summit Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking & Backpacking — 11 miles of trails
• Picnicking
• Photography
• Fishing
• Canoeing & Kayaking
• Geocaching
• Playground

Nearby Attractions:

• Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Mountains
• Blue Ridge Parkway
Chattahoochee & Nantahala National Forests
• Chattooga River
• Clayton, Georgia
• Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• Highlands, Georgia
• Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
Moccasin Creek State Park
• Mountain Top, Georgia
• Southern Highroads Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park


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Build Your Own Canjo
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM from Jul 1, 2017 until Dec 2, 2017 
Join the Black Rock Naturalist and Volunteer Les Barnett at the Trading Post for a morning of music and family fun, building your own Canjo. We provide the raw materials for the job. Make a family heirloom that you can enjoy for years.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Star Jars
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
The staff will show you how to create a mesmerizing space scene in an ordinary jar. Pick your colors and watch the magic.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 7:45 PM to 9 PM
A popular activity here at the park is our Sunset Hike on Saturday night. Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Good walking shoes, water and a camera are needed. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Fireworks Viewing
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 9 PM to 10 PM
Come to the overlook at the Visitors'Center and watch a fireworks display taking place near Lake Rabun. The display will be miles from the park but clearly visible from the overlook. Bring a blanket and lemonade and begin the Independence Day celebration. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Heritage Seeds
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Meet with us at the Trading Center to increase your knowledge of seed swapping programs. Find out why people are collecting and trading heritage seeds while you make your own heritage seed paper for planting or gifting. You can even bring your own heritage seeds to swap. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps
Stars of Black Rock and Lemonade
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Join us to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and how to use a star wheel. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:30 p.m. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
Clicks in the Night, a Batty Box Building Experience
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Be a part of our click and learn about bats at the Clicks in the Night Workshop. Preregister to build and take home your own bat box. Materials are limited, so call to reserve your spot. Find us at the Trading Post.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps
Volunteer Day
2nd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 4 PM from Jul 8, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
We need special people! Every 2nd Saturday is Volunteer Day at Black Rock Mountain State Park. Come help us in keeping the Park and its trails pristine throughout the year. Parking is free for volunteers and you'll earn the inner satisfaction of a job well-done along with a special Volunteer T-shirt for your service. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunset Hike
Saturday 7:45 PM - 9 PM – Jul 8, 2017 until Jul 29, 2017 
Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Good walking shoes, water and a camera are needed. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
National Dog Day
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 7:30 PM
Your best friend needs a little adventure to celebrate National Dog Day. He or she will appreciate the cooler temperatures at Black Rock, and a good dog hike will be refreshing as well. With all the marvelous things to see, smell and bark at, you can share the day together. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Build Your Own Guitar for Only $50
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Meet with the Park Naturalist and local Guitar maker Les Barnett at the Marie Mellinger Center for a fabulous evening of craftsmanship. We'll have all the parts you'll need to craft your own personalized and working Cigar Box Guitar. Come create a heirloom that you'll enjoy for years. Register starting March 18, 2017. Limited to 10 slots per day.  $50 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Address/Directions
Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562
Rabun County


GPS Coordinates:

N 34.9069220 | W -83.4083750
Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Highway 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.


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Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562 View Details


  34.906922
Black Rock Mountain State Park