Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Red Top Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park Office 770-975-0055
Visitor Center 770-975-4226

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Hunt Dates -- The park will be closed December 1-2 for a managed deer 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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   Red Top Mountain State Park Business Plan

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

If you are interested in scheduling a program, please contact the park office.

    • 1,776 Acres
    • 18 Cottages ($150-$190) -- #17 and #18 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, limit 2)
    • 92 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites ($20-$35) -- RV pull-throughs are not waterfront
    1 Yurt ($80)
    • Pioneer Campground ($45 and up)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($55)
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 150 and 200, $150-$300)
    • Swimming Beach (seasonal)
    • Mountain Cove Discovery Room – nature exhibits and ranger programs

    • 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)
    Visit Allatoona Pass
    • Tennis
    Weddings (park approval required)


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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151st Anniversary of the Battle at Allatoona Pass
Saturday & Sunday 9:30 AM - 5:30 AM from Oct 3, 2015 until Oct 5, 2015 
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaCommemorate the anniversary of this small, yet bloody battle as it is brought back to life in the same hills that the battle took place. Watch artillery and infantry demonstrations, tour the hillside and railroad-cut through the pass where Union and Confederate forces collided. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Wednesdays 3 PM - 5 PM – Oct 7, 2015 until Oct 28, 2015 
Archery at Red Top Mountain! Come learn the basics of Archery.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps Ranger-Lead Paddle
Wednesdays 5 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 7, 2015 until Oct 28, 2015 
Join us for a kayak trip along Red Top Mountain's shores. Bring your closed toed shoes and your smiles!  $10-$25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Introduction to Tennis
Thursdays 9 AM - 10 AM – Oct 8, 2015 until Oct 29, 2015 
Come and learn the basics of tennis with americorps rangers. Equipment will be provided.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Fitness with a Ranger
Thursdays 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM – Oct 8, 2015 until Oct 29, 2015 
Join an Americorps Ranger for our weekly fitness program! We're jogging the Sweetgum trail and learning light trail fitness. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 9, 2015 6 PM
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 6 PM
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 6 PM
More Dates...
Take a spooky hayride through the haunted forest and along Lake Allatoona's mystery-filled trails. Reservations are required and fill up quickly. Tickets go on sale September 16th on the Friends of Red Top Mountain State Park website. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Halloween Crafting
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Join an AmeriCorps Ranger to create ghoulish crafts to get in the Halloween Spirit. Register and meet at the Park Office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Pumpkin Carving with AmeriCorps
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 11:30 AM to 1 PM
You do the fun, we clean up the mess! Must be 7 and older to carve, paint provided for younger artists. Register and meet at the Park Office, carving supplies will be provided.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Clicks in the Night, a Batty Experience
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Join an AmeriCorps Ranger to learn the importance of this favorite Halloween Mascot. Help us build Bat Boxes to expand the bat's habitat. Take your box home or leave it at Red Top Mountain to help our bat population grow. Spaces limited, pre-register by phone or at the Park Office by October 28th.  $8 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Creeping through the Campground
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 5 PM to 8 PM
Join AmeriCorps Rangers for a night of Halloween Festivities. 5-6PM Facepainting, Kid's Costume Contest, and Kid's Costume Parade. 7:30PM Winner announced for best decorated campsite. 6-8PM Tent or Treat. Event open to Red Top Mountain guests only. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 2 PM to 8 PM
Watch a demonstration of our iron furnace, harking back to the days of iron production in the Allatoona mining community. Purchase a scratch block mold and create your own piece of cast iron art. Molds go on sale at 2 pm and supplies are limited. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10 AM to 3 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.
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.

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

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