Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort Mountain State Park

Check Last Minute Availability

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.


   Fort Mountain State Park Business Plan

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
map

   


Phone
706-422-1932

Volunteer Day-Black Bear Plunge
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteer help is needed with setting up for the event, registering participants, serving refreshments, and clean up. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Black Bear Plunge and First-Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Are you brave enough to walk, run or swim into our mountain lake on New Year’s Day? If so, join our Southern version of a Polar Bear Plunge. Afterward, warm up with hot chocolate, coffee and a fire. We’ll also have ranger-led hikes at 2 and 3:30 p.m. "Plungers" register by Dec. 10 for a t-shirt.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
First Day Hike- Stone Wall, Fire Watch Tower, West Overlook Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Start the year off right with a First Day Hike to the Stone Wall, Fire Watch Tower and West Overlook to take in some breathtaking views. 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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Bird House Kits
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers are needed to help make bird house kits for Mother's Day weekend. The bird houses are a special event we are going to offer during Mother's Day Weekend. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Clean and Check First Time Camper Gear
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will help set up, clean, check and make repairs when needed to all the First Time Camper gear. This will help us get the gear ready for the camping season. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day- Lake Trail Clean-up
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will help pick up trash, trim limbs and make sure trail is ready for summer use. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day-Memorial Day Face Painting
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers will paint kids faces in our day use area for the holiday. $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
Volunteers will help 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.
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

Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks