Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Red Top Mountain State Park

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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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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 Rd SE
Acworth, GA United States 30102
Bartow County
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Phone
770-975-0055
770-975-4226

Art in the Park
Fridays 6 PM - 7:30 PM – Sep 4, 2015 until Sep 25, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us every Friday in September for an animal encounter followed by a nature-inspired art project that will be featured in our new Outdoor Classroom.  $5 per craft $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 11 AM
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Fall was a busy time at old homesteads. Join us by the log cabin for old-timy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking and more. Also enjoy the park's trails, picnic areas, fishing and boating. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Beautify Outdoor Classroom & Create a Pollinator Garden - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Put finishing touches on our new outdoor classroom, explore the climbing area and help with the nature art area. Plus help install a pollinator garden to attract monarch butterflies and insects. We'll spruce up our backyard wildlife habitat, pulling weeds.  Parking is free for volunteers. $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
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Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
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.
Handicapped Accessible Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 2 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
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 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
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.
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