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


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Hikers - Be aware that storm damage has caused downed trees along some trails.  Allow extra time to go around them.


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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/FortMountain


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 3,712 Acres
    • 15 Cottages ($140-$175) -- #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)
    • Playground
    GeoCaching
    • Field Trips and Scout Programs
    Weddings (park approval required)







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Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns


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Events
Labor Day at Fort Mountain
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 until Monday, Sep 1, 2014 7 PM to 3 PM
Get to know your neighbors and make s’mores on Friday Night. Then enjoy guided hikes, wagon rides and more throughout the weekend.  $1-$10 (depending on event) $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
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Find interesting information about nature on the mile-Long Lake Trail. Closed toe shoes are required. We will be starting at the Naturalist Area.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Guided Hike-Goldmine Trail
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
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Come join us as we take you on a hike along our Goldmine Trail. Ranger will talk about Georgia Gold and Fort Mountain Gold History. Closed toe shoes are required. Please sign up in the office.  $3/person plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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Join us for a narrated wagon ride around the park. Register and purchase tickets at the front office. Pick-up and drop-off will be located at Pavilion #1.  $3 (kids 3 and under free) $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Kids Activity
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Meet in the Naturalist Room where the kids can participate in a variety of activities.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride and Hike
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
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Join us on a Wagon Ride and Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. The wagon will pick you up at Pavilion #1 and drop us off at the start of the trail. We will then take a moderate mile long hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook before heading back to Pavilion #1 on the wagon.  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for a peaceful ranger-lead lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited.  $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. We will start in top parking lot and go to the rock wall first moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required.  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 8:30 AM to 9 AM
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Come join us for Morning Meditation at Pavilion #2. This will be led by an ordained Minister (SBC) and will last 30 minutes. Listen to inspiring music from choice CD's. Dress is camp casual. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Morning Canoe
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for a ranger-lead lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited.  $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Afternoon Wagon Ride
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
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Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park. Pick-up and drop-off at Pavilion #1.  $3 (3 and younger free). $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
S'mores
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Sep 12, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
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Come meet your neighbors and roast marshmallows at the Naturalist Area. Please sign up in the office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Afternoon Hike
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
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Join us for a guided hike along our ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook trail. This is a moderate mile long hike. Closed toe shoes required. Please sign up in the office.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will clean trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower and do landscaping around tower, and work on the stairs leading up to the West Overlook. 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
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Fort Mountain State Park


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