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A scenic drive on Hwy. 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway.  Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake.  Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain.  The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. 
 
During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach.  Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites.


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GPS Coordinates:
N 34.7613010 | W -84.702702

Located 8 miles east of Chatsworth via Ga. Hwy. 52 (take I-75 exit #333 toward Ga. Hwy. 411).

Address
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County
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Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705 View Details


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Fort Mountain State Park

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Phone
706-422-1932

S'mores
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come meet your neighbors and roast marshmallows at the Naturalist Area. Please sign up in the office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will clean trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower and do landscaping around tower, and work on the stairs leading up to the West Overlook. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a narrated wagon ride around the park. Register and purchase tickets at the front office. Pick-up and drop-off will be located at Pavilion #1.  $3 (kids 3 and under free) $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride and Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us on a Wagon Ride and Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. The wagon will pick you up at Pavilion #1 and drop us off at the start of the trail...  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. We will start in top parking lot and go to the rock wall first moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required.  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a peaceful ranger-lead lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided...  $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come join us for Morning Meditation at Pavilion #2. This will be led by an ordained Minister (SBC) and will last 30 minutes. Listen to inspiring music from choice CD's. Dress is camp casual. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Afternoon Wagon Ride
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park. Pick-up and drop-off at Pavilion #1.  $3 (3 and younger free). $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Afternoon Hike
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a guided hike along our ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook trail. This is a moderate mile long hike. Closed toe shoes required. Please sign up in the office.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Contacts
Brian Ensley
706-422-1932  Park Manager, Fort Mountain State Park

james jones
601-798-7933 

Mr. Tommy Ray Crabb
706-947-3710  Assistant Manager, DNR Tugaloo State Park

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