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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, while stables offer guided horseback rides and stall rental throughout the year.  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
Wagon Ride and Hike
4 PM - 5 PM from Jul 23, 2014 until Oct 25, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for a wagon ride thorough the park with a guided hike to the Stone Wall, Tower and Overlook. Pick-up and drop off is at Shelter #1. Closed toe shoes are required.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 10 AM - 11 AM – Jul 26, 2014 until Oct 25, 2014 
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
Saturdays 11 AM - 12 PM – Jul 26, 2014 until Oct 25, 2014 
Come join us as we take you on a hike along one of our many trails. Closed toe shoes are required. Please sign up in the office.  $3/person plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Kids Activity
Saturdays 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM – Jul 26, 2014 until Oct 25, 2014 
Meet in the Naturalist Room where the kids can participate in a variety of activities.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride
Saturdays 3 PM - 4 PM – Jul 26, 2014 until Oct 25, 2014 
Sundays 2 PM - 3 PM until Oct 26, 2014 
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.
Campfire Cooking
Saturdays 7 PM - 8 PM – Jul 26, 2014 until Oct 25, 2014 
Experiment with different ways to make a tasty campfire treats.  $3-$5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sundays 9 AM - 9:30 AM – Jul 27, 2014 until Oct 26, 2014 
Come join us for Morning Meditation at the concession stand. This will be led by an ordained Minister (SBC) and will last 30 minutes. Listen to inspiring music from choice CD's. Dress camping style. Meet at Shelter #2. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Afternoon Wagon Ride
Sundays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 27, 2014 until Oct 26, 2014 
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park. Pick-up and drop-off at Shelter #1.  $3 (3 and younger free). $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Afternoon Hike
Sundays 3 PM - 4 PM – Jul 27, 2014 until Oct 26, 2014 
Join us for a guided hike along one of our many trails. Closed toe shoes are 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
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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