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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 ($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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Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meet fellow campers and roast marshmallows at the Naturalist Area.  $1 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 at Fort Mountain
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 9 PM
Come join us in celebrating National Trails Day at Fort Mountain! We will be offering a variety of guided hikes on all the trails in the park including the Lake Trail, the Gahuti Trail, the Big Rock Trail, the Gold Mine Trail and the Stone Tower Trails! We'll also have narrated wagon rides and gold panning lessons for kids. Great day at the park!  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
This will be led by an ordained Minister and will last 30 minutes. Sing the old favorite church songs and read the printed Scripture. Children are welcome and dress is causal. We will meet at picnic shelter #2. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Saturday on the Mountain
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 10 AM to 9 PM
Come join us at the park to participate in any of our exciting weekend activities! We have a 10:00 AM nature scavenger hunt, 11:00 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's crafting activity, 2:30 PM narrated wagon ride, 3:30 PM wagon ride & history hike, 6:00 PM wagon ride & s'mores, and 8:00 PM sunset hike. Great day to get outdoors!  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Camp
Weekdays 9:30 AM - 2 PM from Jul 20, 2015 until Jul 24, 2015 
Come join us at the park for our annual Junior Ranger Camp! This camp is themed around nature and camping skills and it is great for kids ages 6-12 who want to get outdoors and have some fun! Each day is packed with various activities led by our Park Naturalist and lunch is provided.  $50 plus $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.
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.
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


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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