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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 ($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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Events
Volunteer Day-Black Bear Plunge
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Volunteer help is needed with setting up for the event, registering participants, serving refreshments, and clean up. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Black Bear Plunge and First-Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Are you brave enough to walk, run or swim into our mountain lake on New Year’s Day? If so, join our Southern version of a Polar Bear Plunge. Afterward, warm up with hot chocolate, coffee and a fire. We’ll also have ranger-led hikes at 2 and 3:30 p.m. "Plungers" register by Dec. 10 for a t-shirt.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
First Day Hike- Stone Wall, Fire Watch Tower, West Overlook Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Start the year off right with a First Day Hike to the Stone Wall, Fire Watch Tower and West Overlook to take in some breathtaking views. 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. This is a moderate rocky 1 mile hike, closed toe shoes required. Cost is $5.00 person.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Bird House Kits
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers are needed to help make bird house kits for Mother's Day weekend. The bird houses are a special event we are going to offer during Mother's Day Weekend. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Clean and Check First Time Camper Gear
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help set up, clean, check and make repairs when needed to all the First Time Camper gear. This will help us get the gear ready for the camping season. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Lake Trail Clean-up
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help pick up trash, trim limbs and make sure trail is ready for summer use. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day-Memorial Day Face Painting
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will paint kids faces in our day use area for the holiday. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Trail Clean-up
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help pick-up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the stone wall, fire watch tower and overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- July 4th Face Painting
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces during our July 4th celebration in the day use area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Lake Trail Clean-up
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will pick up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Labor Day Face Painting
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces in the day use area for our Labor Day festivities. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Old Fort Trail Clean up for Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help with general trail maintenance, picking up trash and trimming trees along the stone wall, fire tower and west overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin 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. 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.
Volunteer Day - Clean and Organize First Time Camper Gear
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help clean, check, repair (if needed), and reorganize the First Time Camper Gear. $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
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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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