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Fort Mountain State Park
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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.

    • 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

    First Time Camper Program
    Hiking, Equestrian, 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
    • Field Trips and Scout Programs
    Weddings (park approval required)


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October Saturdays at Fort Mountain
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
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Join us for our exciting weekend activities! We will have a 9:30 AM nature scavenger hunt, 10 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity, 2:30 PM leaf-watch wagon ride, 3:30 PM leaf-watch wagon ride to Cool Springs overlook, 4:30 leaf-watch wagon ride & s'mores, and 6:45 PM sunset hike. Times are subject to change, call for details.  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
This will be non-denominational and led by an ordained Minister. It will last approximately 30 minutes. Sing the old favorite church songs and read the printed Scripture. Children are welcome and dress is casual. We will meet at picnic shelter #2. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
October Leaf-Watch Wagon Rides
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hop on a tractor pulled wagon and tour the park to see the leaves change color on our native hardwood trees. We have three time slots available at 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM. It's a great way to get outdoors and welcome the autumn season!  $3 plus $5 parking. 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.
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).

Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705 View Details

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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