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Red Top Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park Office 770-975-0055
Visitor Center 770-975-4226


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arrow  PUBLIC NOTICE: Red Top Mountain State Park will be closed December 1 - 3, 2014 for a managed deer quota hunt.

This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing.  Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. A sand swimming beach is nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees, providing a great place to cool off during summer.  Picnic shelters and group shelters may be rented for meetings, parties, reunions and other celebrations.  Guests often stay overnight in rental cottages, a spacious campground, or the park’s lakeside yurt.  

 While best known for the 12,000-acre lake, Red Top Mountain is also a hiker’s haven.  More than 15 miles of trails wind through the forested park, providing opportunities for exercise and nature photography. A short, paved trail behind the park office is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, welcoming guests to explore a reconstructed 1860s homestead.  The gravel-topped 4-mile Iron Hill Trail is open to both hikers and bikers, offering pretty views of the lake’s shoreline.

Named for the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important mining area. Iron pour programs are occasionally held near the Vaughan Cabin behind the park office.

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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/RedTopMountain

If you are interested in scheduling a program, please contact the Interpretive Ranger at 770-529-2304 or contact Marcus Toft.


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,776 Acres
    • 18 Cottages ($100-$190) -- #17 and #18 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, limit 2)
    • 92 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites ($20-$30) -- RV pull-throughs are not waterfront
    1 Yurt ($70)
    • Pioneer Campground ($28 and up)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($55)
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 150 and 200, $230-$300)
    • Swimming Beach (seasonal)
    • Mountain Cove Discovery Room – nature exhibits and ranger programs


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Boating and Skiing – marina, 2 ramps, 2 docks, private boats permitted, no horsepower limit
    • Fishing
    Hiking – 15 miles of wooded trails, 3/4-mile paved accessible trail
    • Biking -- 4-mile Iron Hill Trail, Muddy Spokes Club
    • Picnicking
    • Swimming
    • Ranger Programs
    • Mountain Cove Discovery Room
    • Playground
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    Pickleball
    GeoCaching
    Visit Allatoona Pass
    • Tennis
    Weddings (park approval required)




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Visit our Gift Shop!

While visiting the park, be sure stop in at our Park Office gift shop. You'll find gifts, books, apparel, toys for children, and much more to please nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Open daily between 8AM to 5PM.


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Events
Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAll new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides  $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM to 8 PM
Come discover the art of casting metal as we pour molten iron into scratch blocks that you've designed. Scratch blocks go on sale at 2 PM behind the Park Office. Limit 5 per person. Supplies are limited. Pour begins at 6 PM.  Scratch blocks sold at event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Yuletide celebrations of the 1800s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the Vaughan cabin. Santa will be avaliable for photos and Christmas visits. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Address/Directions
Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Rd SE
Acworth, GA 30102
Bartow County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.142950, W -084.706700

Located 45 minutes north of Atlanta near Cartersville, 1.5 miles east of I-75 exit #285.
Directions to Allatoona Pass Battlefield: From Red Top Mountain, take I-75 South to Exit 283. Turn left. Allatoona Pass will be on the left.


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Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Rd SE
Acworth, GA 30102 Work on the Bethany Bridge is over. The park can be accessed via Red Top Road across the bridge.
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Red Top 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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