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

Bluegrass Concert Series
Saturday, May 23, 2015 8 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8 PM
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM
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Presenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy this bluegrass series held outdoors by the old Vaughn Cabin. You'll enjoy great music, Lake Allatoona scenery and a family-friendly atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner and scout out one of the many picnic tables around the park... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 9 AM
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 9 AM
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 9 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
Children ages 6-12 will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of ranger-led activities and earn their own Junior Ranger badge. Bring a snack and water shoes. Register in advance. Ages 6-8 is June 2-5 or July 14-17. Ages 9-12 is June 16-19 or July 21-24.  Fee plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
National Trails Day - Ranger-led Hike and volunteer trial work.
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Red Top Mountain State Park
In honor of National Trails Day, volunteer to do some trail maintenance. After the work is done, go on a guided hike on one of the trails of moderate difficulty. Learn things about Red Top Mountain that most park visitors don`t know. $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.
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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