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Red Top Mountain State Park

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The park’s Visitor Center will close February 8 for renovations. Guests can get maps, register for accommodations and purchase souvenirs at the Park Office (old lodge) during this time. We look forward to opening an improved Visitor Center soon.

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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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.

50 Lodge Rd SE
Acworth, GA United States 30102
Bartow County
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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Handicapped Accessible Springtime at the Homestead
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Apr 11, 2015 until Apr 12, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us at the Vaughan Log Cabin and step back into the 1860s. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of daily life as volunteers demonstrate civilian farm life. Visit a soldier encampment as they pass through Georgia during the Civil War. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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