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

Evening Paddle on Allatoona Lake
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us for a ranger-led kayaking tour on the lake. This trip is for visitors 16 years or older who can swim or visitors ages 5-15 who can swim AND are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All kayaks are two-seaters. Close-toed shoes required.  $25 per person (includes tandem kayak, life jacket, and basic instruction.) $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.
Build 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.  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. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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