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Fort Mountain State Park

Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-422-1932

We are now accepting applications for summer, part-time positions at Fort Mountain State Park. Please contact the Visitor's Center or stop by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for more information and to complete an application.
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"Mystery shrouds the ancient stone wall of Fort Mountain State Park, located near the Cohutta Wilderness, offering you a look back in time to the previous inhabitants, as you discover 60 miles of recreational trails and majestic overlooks."

A scenic drive on Highway 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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/FortMountain

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 3,712 Acres
• 15 Cottages ($145–$250) — #5 & #6 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 70 Campsites ($27–$32) — some seasonal
• 4 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 — seasonal
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($30–$55)
Old CCC Stone Fire Tower
• Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:

First Time Camper Program
Hiking — 25+ miles of trails
• Horseback Riding — stables; 25+ miles of trails; rules of equestrian trail use
• Backpacking
Mountain Biking (trail fee) — 27 miles of trails
• Swimming — seasonal
• Fishing
• Boat Rental — seasonal
• Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard & Pedal Boat Rental — seasonal
• Miniature Golf (fee) — seasonal
• Playground
Geocaching
• Field Trips & Scout Programs
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
Blue Ridge Mountains
Calhoun/Gordon County
Chief Vann House State Historic Site
• Chieftans Trail
• Cohutta Wilderness Area
Dalton, Georgia
Gilmer County
• Funk Heritage Center
• Mountain Top, GA
New Echota State Historic Site
• Southern Highroads Trail

Fort Mountain State Park Business Plan

Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns

First Time Camper

Muddy Spokes Club


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Events
Historic CCC Fire Tower Open House
Saturdays & Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM – Apr 30, 2016 until May 29, 2016 
This is your opportunity to get a free tour of the historic CCC fire tower on Fort Mountain. A ranger will be stationed at the tower from 1-4 PM to lead tours to the top. Don't miss the chance to see this recently restored cultural monument. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fort Mountain Trail Sampler - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Come join us in celebrating National Trails Day at Fort Mountain. Take a guided hike on a moderate to strenuous 5.5 mile loop covering several of Fort Mountain's diverse trails. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. We will be meeting at the outside naturalist area by the lake.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Family Fun at Fort Mountain - Get Outdoors Weekend
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Jun 12, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Join us for active outdoor fun with your family at Fort Mountain. Enjoy a variety of activities throughout the weekend such as archery, canoeing, hikes, wildlife watching, and more.  $3-$15 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Address/Directions
Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.7613010 | W -84.702702

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


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Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
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, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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