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Fort Mountain State Park

 
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"Mystery shrouds the ancient stone wall of Fort Mountain State Park, located near the Cohutta Wilderness, offering you a look back in time to the previous inhabitants, as you discover 60 miles of recreational trails and majestic overlooks."

A scenic drive on Highway 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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.7613010 | W -84.702702

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


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


  34.761301
Fort Mountain State Park

 


Phone
706-422-1932

Memorial Day Weekend at Fort Mountain
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM from May 28, 2016 until May 29, 2016 
Monday, May 30, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Celebrate Memorial Day at Fort Mountain State Park with a weekend full of fun family activities, including a scavenger hunt, wagon rides, face painting, bike parade and more.  $1 - $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Historic CCC Fire Tower Open House
Saturdays & Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM – May 28, 2016 until May 29, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
This is your opportunity to get a free tour of the historic CCC fire tower on Fort Mountain. A ranger will be stationed at the tower from 1-4 PM to lead tours to the top. Don't miss the chance to see this recently restored cultural monument. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fort Mountain Trail Sampler - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come join us in celebrating National Trails Day at Fort Mountain. Take a guided hike on a moderate to strenuous 5.5 mile loop covering several of Fort Mountain's diverse trails. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. We will be meeting at the outside naturalist area by the lake.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Family Fun at Fort Mountain - Get Outdoors Weekend
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Jun 12, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for active outdoor fun with your family at Fort Mountain. Enjoy a variety of activities throughout the weekend such as archery, canoeing, hikes, wildlife watching, and more.  $3-$15 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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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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