Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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 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).

181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County



Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float
Saturday, Nov 28, 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 5th would be greatly appreciated. Please call to sign up for the volunteer day as well as riding the float in the parade. Thanks! $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Historic CCC Fire Tower Open House
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 12 PM to 5 PM
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 12-5 PM to lead tours to the top. Don't miss the chance to see this recently restored cultural monument! $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Annual Black Bear Plunge
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us at the park to start the New Year off with a bang! We will line up along the beach at 10 AM and then stampede into the lake for an icy and refreshing experience. There will be T-Shirts for all who participate. Pre-registration is recommended and available by calling the park office.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Brian Ensley
706-422-1932  Park Manager, Fort Mountain State Park

james jones

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

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