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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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/FortMountain


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 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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Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
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.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
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.
Leaf Identification Hike
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Join in on a ranger lead leaf identification hike. Meet at Pavilion #1 where a wagon will pick you up and take you to the start of the trail. The trail will lead back to the parking lot. Along the trail we will be identifying the different trees found throughout the park.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Kids Activity
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Tons of FunMeet in the Naturalist Room where the kids can create a bird feeder.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
Wagon Ride and Hike
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
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.
Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tons of FunBring your kids to Fort Mountain State Park and let them enjoy special activities which includes face painting, balloon sculpturing, water balloon toss and crafts. Cost is $5/child which includes all activities. Purchase your tickets at the front office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Trail Clean-up
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Celebrate National Trails Day by volunteering to 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.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tons of FunWhat does Leaf ID, the Tower/Wall/Overlook, Big Rock, and Gold Mine all have in common? They are all special hikes being offered on this special day. Take the hikes and listen to the naturalist explain the history of gold in North Georgia, the mystery of the wall, the heart on the tower or the beautiful cascades and waterfalls.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1332.
Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTired of nothing to do? Are your children bored? Attend "Get Outdoors Day" where special hikes and wagon rides are planned. Activities include a scavenger hunt, panning for gold and kids crafts. Enjoy the cool mountain air with plenty of sun.  $3/activity. $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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Fort Mountain State Park


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