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Fort Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-422-1932

 
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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.
 
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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)
    • 70 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$32) – cable TV hookups, some sites close during winter
    • 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)
    • Gift Shop


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Events
Scenic Natural Overlook Hike
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Take a guided tour on the 301 Mountain Bike trail to a naturally formed scenic overlook. High winds from a storm system cleared trees opening up a beautiful view of the Cohutta mountains and the western valley. Approximately 4 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Hidden Gem
Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Take a guided hike to a secret waterfall on the 301 Mountain Bike trail. This will be a strenuous hike of approximately 6 miles, but the hidden gems you will discover along the way make it well worth the trip. Be sure to bring water and snacks if you desire.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Hidden Gem
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).


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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