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.
Season: March 16–November 30
7 a.m.–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Accommodations & Facilities:
• 1,743 Acres
• 10 Cottages ($160–$210) — #5 & #10 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 44 Campsites ($27–$30)
• 12 Walk-in Campsites ($20)
• 4 Backcountry Campsites ($15)
• Pioneer Group Campground ($130)
• 2 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• 17-Acre Lake
• Summit Visitor Center & Gift Shop
Things To Do & See:
& Backpacking — 11 miles of trails
• Canoeing & Kayaking — no rentals
• 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
• Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Black Rock Mountain State Park Business Plan