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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


  34.761301
Fort Mountain State Park

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Phone
706-422-1932

Kids Activity
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Meet in the Naturalist Room where the kids can create some color sand art.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Bring your kids to Fort Mountain State Park and let them enjoy special activities which includes face painting, balloon sculpturing, water balloon toss and crafts. Cost is $5/child which includes all activities. Purchase your tickets at the front office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Trail Clean-up
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Celebrate National Trails Day by volunteering to pick-up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the stone wall, fire watch tower and overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
What does Leaf ID, the Tower/Wall/Overlook, Big Rock, and Gold Mine all have in common? They are all special hikes being offered on this special day...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1332.
Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Tired of nothing to do? Are your children bored? Attend "Get Outdoors Day" where special hikes and wagon rides are planned. Activities include a scavenger hunt, panning for gold and kids crafts. Enjoy the cool mountain air with plenty of sun.  $3/activity. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- July 4th Face Painting
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces during our July 4th celebration in the day use area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Lake Trail Clean-up
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will pick up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Labor Day Face Painting
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces in the day use area for our Labor Day festivities. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Old Fort Trail Clean up for Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will help with general trail maintenance, picking up trash and trimming trees along the stone wall, fire tower and west overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 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 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.
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.
Volunteer Day - Clean and Organize First Time Camper Gear
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will help clean, check, repair (if needed), and reorganize the First Time Camper Gear. $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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