Red Top Mountain State Park

CAMPFIRE BAN: Due to drought conditions and high winds, all fires are banned in the park at this time. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire anywhere on the park (including fire rings in developed campsites) is prohibited. The potential for wildfire activity is very high across much of Georgia where severe to exceptional drought conditions are being experienced. Commercially available fuel stoves (camp stoves) are excluded from this restriction.
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.

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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 Vaughan Cabin behind the park office.



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 Road SE
Acworth, GA United States 30102
Bartow County



Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Red Top! Come share your Christmas list, and be sure to bring your camera. We will also have many holiday pioneer activities, crafts, and music! Want to help make someone's holiday a little brighter? Bring a book or educational toy to donate to a child in need... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible
Chestnuts on an Open Fire Family
Friday, Dec 16, 2016 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Dec 30, 2016 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
We'll be finding out how the American Chestnut was lost to Appalachian Forests and new efforts underway to restore the Mighty American Chestnut Tree - All the while roasting chestnuts around the open fire. Bring your own marshmallows. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate Family
Friday, Dec 16, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Dec 30, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. 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.
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