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Fort Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-422-1932


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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.  Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites.
 
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Notice: Gates lock at 10PM. No late access.
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 3,712 Acres
    • 15 Cottages ($145-$250) -- #5 and #6 are dog friendly. ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 80 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$32) – cable TV hookups, some sites close during winter
    • 10 Walk-in Campsites ($18)
    • 6 Platform Campsites ($12)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $75 - $100, seasonal)
    • 3 Pioneer Camps ($50)
    • 4 Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
    • 17-Acre Lake with Swimming Beach – open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($30-$55)
    • Gift Shop


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    First Time Camper Program
    Hiking, Equestrian, and Backpacking – 14+ miles of trails
    Mountain Biking – 27 miles of trails, trail fee
    • Lake Swimming (seasonal)
    • Fishing Boat, Canoe, Kayak, Stand-up Paddleboard and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
    • Miniature Golf (fee, seasonal)
    • Playground
    • Old CCC Stone Fire Tower
    GeoCaching
    • Field Trips and Scout Programs
    Weddings (park approval required)








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Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meet fellow campers and roast marshmallows at the Naturalist Area.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Saturday in the Park
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 10 AM to 9 PM
Join us for an exciting weekend of events including a 10:00 a.m. nature scavenger hunt, 11:00 a.m. waterfall hike, 1:30 p.m. kid's activity, 2:30 p.m narrated wagon ride, 3:30 p.m. wagon ride & history hike, 6:00 p.m. wagon ride & s'mores, 8:00 p.m. sunset hike. Events and times subject to change, please call for details. Don't miss out on the fun!  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
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Join us for a non-denominational group worship service with an ordained minister. Group singing and scripture readings. Dress is casual. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Wagon Rides
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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Hop on a tractor pulled wagon and tour the park while learning the history of Fort Mountain and the surrounding area. Two time slots available at 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. It's a great way to get outdoors and see our park!  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Labor Day Weekend Activities
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Celebrate Labor Day at Fort Mountain! We will have a 9:30 AM nature scavenger hunt, 10 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity (including face painting, balloon animals, crafts, etc.), 2:30 PM narrated wagon ride, 3:30 PM wagon ride & history hike, 5:30 PM wagon ride & s'mores, and 7:15 PM sunset hike. Times subject to change, call for details.  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Labor Day Wagon Rides
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Take a narrated wagon ride around Fort Mountain State Park and learn about the wildlife and history of our park and the surrounding area. We will have three time slots available at 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4:30 PM. Times subject to change, call for details.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Labor Day at Fort Mountain
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Come celebrate Labor Day with us at Fort Mountain! We will have a kid's activity at 1:30 PM including: face painting, balloon animals and other fun crafts. We are also offering wagon rides around the park at 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM where you will learn about our native wildlife and the history of our park. Times subject to change, call for details.  $3 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
September Saturdays at Fort Mountain
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Join us for our exciting weekend activities! We will have a 9:30 AM nature scavenger hunt, 10 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity, 2:30 PM wagon ride, 3:30 PM wagon ride & history hike, 5:30 PM wagon ride & s'mores, and 7:15 PM sunset hike. Times are subject to change, call for details.  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Trail Clean Up & Pollinator Garden- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will pick up trash along the trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower. We will also be building a garden for pollinating insects as part of an effort to rebuild the native Monarch butterfly population. 706-422-1932.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Viewing Event
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSeptember 27th marks a very special event. We will have our fourth and final full lunar eclipse of the year and it is also a Super Moon, meaning the moon is closer to the Earth than usual. Because of the reddish tint associated with lunar eclipses, they have come to be known as "blood moons." Don't miss this exciting astronomical event!  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Decorate Apple Festival Parade Float
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers will assist in decorating the float for the Apple Festival Parade in Ellijay. Any volunteers willing to ride the float on Saturday the 17th would be greatly appreciated. Please let park staff know what your willing to help with. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help decorate the Chatsworth Christmas Parade float. Any volunteers willing to ride the float in the parade on December 7th would be greatly appreciated. Please let a staff member know of your availability. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Address/Directions
Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.7613010 | W -84.702702

Located 8 miles east of Chatsworth via Ga. Hwy. 52 (take I-75 exit #333 toward Ga. Hwy. 411).

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Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705 View Details


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Fort Mountain State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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