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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.
Fort Mountain State Park Business Plan
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Notice: Gates lock at 10PM. No late access.
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
• 3,712 Acres
• 15 Cottages ($125-$150) -- #5 and #6 are dog friendly. ($45 per dog, max 2)
• 80 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$29) – cable TV hookups, some sites close during winter
• 10 Walk-in Campsites ($15)
• 6 Platform Campsites ($15)
• Group Shelter (seats 80, $115, seasonal)
• 3 Pioneer Camps ($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)
THINGS TO DO & SEE:
• First Time Camper Program
• Hiking and Backpacking – 14 miles of trails
• Mountain Biking – 27 miles of trails, trail fee
• Lake Swimming (seasonal)
• Fishing Boat, Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
• Miniature Golf (fee, seasonal)
• Horseback Riding - 25 miles of trails, trail fee, trail rides, primitive campsites. Rules of Equestrian Trail Use
• Field Trips and Scout Programs
• Weddings (park approval required)
Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns
Black Bear Plunge & First Day Hike|
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 11 AM
|Start your year off right by joining us at 11 AM for the Black Bear Plunge into Fort Mountain Lake, then at 12 PM the Park Naturalist will lead a guided first day hike around the lake. Registration & fee are required for the Plunge. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.|