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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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Directions

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


  34.761301
Fort Mountain State Park

 


Phone
706-422-1932

Labor Day Weekend Activities
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Celebrate Labor Day at Fort Mountain! We will have a 9:30 AM nature scavenger hunt, 10 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity (including face painting, balloon animals, crafts, etc...  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
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Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a non-denominational group worship service with an ordained minister. Group singing and scripture readings. Dress is casual. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Labor Day Wagon Rides
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Take a narrated wagon ride around Fort Mountain State Park and learn about the wildlife and history of our park and the surrounding area. We will have three time slots available at 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4:30 PM. Times subject to change, call for details.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Labor Day at Fort Mountain
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come celebrate Labor Day with us at Fort Mountain! We will have a kid's activity at 1:30 PM including: face painting, balloon animals and other fun crafts...  $3 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
September Saturdays at Fort Mountain
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for our exciting weekend activities! We will have a 9:30 AM nature scavenger hunt, 10 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity, 2:30 PM wagon ride, 3:30 PM wagon ride & history hike, 5:30 PM wagon ride & s'mores, and 7:15 PM sunset hike. Times are subject to change, call for details.  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Wagon Rides
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Hop on a tractor pulled wagon and tour the park while learning the history of Fort Mountain and the surrounding area. Two time slots available at 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. It's a great way to get outdoors and see our park!  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Trail Clean Up & Pollinator Garden- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will pick up trash along the trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower... 706-422-1932.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Viewing Event
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
September 27th marks a very special event. We will have our fourth and final full lunar eclipse of the year and it is also a Super Moon, meaning the moon is closer to the Earth than usual. Because of the reddish tint associated with lunar eclipses, they have come to be known as "blood moons...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Decorate Apple Festival Parade Float
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will assist in decorating the float for the Apple Festival Parade in Ellijay. Any volunteers willing to ride the float on Saturday the 17th would be greatly appreciated. Please let park staff know what your willing to help with. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will help decorate the Chatsworth Christmas Parade float. Any volunteers willing to ride the float in the parade on December 7th would be greatly appreciated. Please let a staff member know of your availability. $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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