Red Top Mountain State Park

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.

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"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 Vaughn Cabin behind the park office.

Website
facebook.com/redtopmountain

Directions

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.


Address
50 Lodge Road SE
Acworth, GA United States 30102
Bartow County
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Phone
770-975-0055
770-975-4226

Campfire Tales Family
Fridays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – May 5, 2017 until May 19, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Gather around the campfire. Hear tales of Red Top while roasting marshmallows. Bring your own Stories and S'More makings. Outdoor event in front of Visitors Center, Red Top Mountain Park. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate Family
Friday, May 5, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:15 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Lawn Game Merriment
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games with an AmeriCorps ranger on the lawn by the Vaughn Cabin. Have some unadulterated fun playing great games like bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, ladder ball, kubb, and giant jenga. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Sunday, May 7, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, May 14, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
Makers' Festival of Red Top Mountain Family
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Enjoy the fun of making a telescope, silk-screening a Makers Festival T-shirt, creating felt art and jewelry or try your hand at making a musical instrument. Bring the children and play on the Travelling Imagination Playground. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Intro to Tree Identification
Sunday, May 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join an Americorps Ranger on this 2 to 4 mile hike and learn about the wide variety of trees that grow in the Georgia Piedmont region. Learn ID characteristics like leaves, bark, form, and habitat. We will cover all the basics from pines to oaks and plenty in between.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps
Teddy Bear Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us for a family friendly hike starting at the old park office on Lakeside Trail. On this paved, stroller friendly, .75 mile loop trail, kids of all ages are invited hunt for hidden teddy bears and explore our outdoor classroom... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Sweet Summer Nights Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Bring your special someone and join us at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot for a special sunset hike. Resplendent views of the lake at sunset await on this 3.9 mile loop trail. Be sure to bring a flashlight for when darkness falls, as we will finish the trail in the sweet still of the night. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Outdoor Days in the Outdoor Classroom
Saturdays 2 PM - 5 PM – Jun 10, 2017 until Jun 24, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us in celebration of "Get Outdoors Month" as we craft, play, and learn during nature-inspired activities. Fun for all ages! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7 - 9
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join a park ranger for a four-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We will be working towards earning the deer badge. Registration required. Click link for more details. Registration begins May 3rd. Payment due at time of registration.  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Camp Ages 10 - 12
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join a park ranger for a four day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We will be working towards earning a Deer Badge. Registration required, opens May 3rd. Reservations will be taken Mon - Thurs from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7-9
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join a park ranger for a four-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We won't be working towards earning a badge, so this is great for new AND returning rangers. Registration required. Click for more details. Registration begins May 3rd, taken Mon - Thurs from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Camp Ages 10 - 12
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
More Dates...
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join a park ranger for a four-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We won't be working towards earning a badge, so this is great for new and returning rangers. Registration required. Click for more details. Registration begins May 3, Mon - Thurs from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Step back in time as talented reenactors bring our authentic 1800s homestead to life. See how pioneers prepared for the cold winter months. There will be demonstrations and activities for all ages including cooking, crafts, music and more. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.