OFFICE CLOSURE: The park's office is temporarily closed. All cottage/campsite check-ins will be at the Visitor Center on Red Top Mountain Road.
COMFORT STATION CLOSURE: Comfort station #4 is temporarily closed.
"At Red Top Mountain State Park you can connect with the natural beauty of Lake Allatoona and explore the iron mining tradition & history of the Etowah Valley."
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.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Accommodations & Facilities:
• 1,776 Acres
• 18 Cottages ($150–$190) — #17 & #18 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 92 Campsites ($20–$35)
• 1 Yurt ($80)
• Pioneer Campground ($45+)
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($55)
• 2 Group Shelters (seat 150 & 200, $150–$300)
• Meeting Room
• Swimming Beach — seasonal
• Mountain Cove Discovery Room
• 2 Boat Ramps
• 2 Fishing Docks
Things To Do & See:
• Boating — private boats permitted
• Water Skiing
• Hiking — 15 miles of trails
• Biking — 4-mile Iron Hill Trail
• Muddy Spokes Club
• First Time Camper Program
• Ranger Programs
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Allatoona Pass
• Weddings — park approval required
• Booth Western Art Museum
• Blue Ridge Mountains
• Cartersville, Georgia
• Chieftans Trail
• Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
• Funk Heritage Center
• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
• New Echota Historic Site
• Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
• Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History
• Bartow History Museum
• Tellus Science Museum
School Programs at Red Top Mountain
Friends of Red Top Mountain