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.
Season: Open daily March 16–November 30
7 a.m.–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
Accommodations & Facilities:
• 1,743 Acres
• 10 Cottages ($160–$210) — #5 and #10 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
• 44 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27–$30) — cable TV hookups
• 12 Walk-in Campsites ($20)
• 4 Backcountry Campsites ($15)
• Pioneer Group Campground ($130)
• 2 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• 17-Acre Lake
• Summit Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Things To Do & See:
• Hiking and Backpacking
— 11 miles of trails
• Lake Fishing — bass, bream, catfish, perch, trout
• Lake Canoeing & Kayaking — no rentals
• Appalachian Trail
• Blue Ridge Mountains
• Blue Ridge Parkway
• Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests
• Chattooga River (rafting)
• Clayton, Georgia (antiques and arts)
• Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• Highlands, Georgia (antiques and arts)
• Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
• Moccasin Creek State Park
• Mountain Top, Georgia
• Southern Highroads Trail
• Tallulah Gorge State Park
• Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Black Rock Mountain State Park Business Plan