Black Rock Mountain State Park

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


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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.

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 ($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:

• 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
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Join the Black Rock Naturalist 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 per individual for supplies $5 parking. 706-746-2818.
Trunk or Treat at Black Rock
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Park visitors can decorate their cars/campers and hand out treats to children as they walk from site to site. Games will be provided for children at the Mellinger Center. Prizes will be awarded for cars/camper and costumes. Please arrive before 5:30 p.m. so that no cars are driving in the parking lot while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Campfires, Marshmallows and Ghosts
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 5:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Get in the mood for Halloween tomorrow night. Join us at the Mellinger Center for old fashion campfire fun! Bring your ghost stories along with plenty of hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over the camp fire as we listen to tales of Appalachian ghosts and goblins. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Visit with the Naturalist at the Trading Post. Ask those questions that you’ve always wondered about. When you’re finished talking, complete your visit by taking a quick walk to Ada-hi Falls. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Tri-State Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Take a refreshing 2.2 mile nature through the beautiful Autumn forest of the Tennessee Rock Trail. Stop to rest at the overlook while you enjoy stunning mountain views stretching across North Carolina and into the distance as far as Clingman’s Dome, Tennessee. Meet the Park Naturalist at the Tennessee Rock Trail. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Last Chance Hike
Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Missed the Tri-State Hike on Saturday? Here’s a last chance to commune with Mother Nature and get that last bit of exercise before leaving Black Rock Mountain and returning home. Meet the Naturalist at the Trading Post for a walk through Rhododendron covered trails to the Springhouse where we’ll visit a clear mountain spring. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
The Sun sets on Black Rock
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 4:45 PM to 7 PM
Come join us for the last Sunset Hike of the year before Black Rock Mountain closes for 2016. We’ll meet at the visitors center at 4:45 PM and take a short hike up to the Tennessee Rock Overlook for an amazing view of the sunset. Don’t be late, the sun sets at 5:22 and its dark by 6:52. Bring warm clothing and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Last Bash at Black Rock
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4 PM to 7 PM
Come join us on our last weekend of the 2016 season. We’ll have a cozy campfire to snuggle up next to while you cook your own hot dogs and Smores. We’ll also have plenty of Canjo kits on hand. Don’t miss the opportunity of bragging to your friends that you have one of the last Black Rock Canjos of 2016. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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

Black Rock Mountain State Park