Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort Mountain State Park

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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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Phone
706-422-1932

Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Jul 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Meet fellow campers and roast marshmallows at the Naturalist Area.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Annual "Decorate Your Campsite" Competition
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 8 AM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Show your patriotism on July 4th by decorating your campsite with red, white and blue. At 5 PM we will have a panel of judges from our staff and volunteers who will select first, second and third place. Prizes include free putt-putt golf and boat rentals. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Independence Day at Fort Mountain
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come celebrate our nation's independence by enjoying the natural beauty of our park. We have a schedule packed with exciting activities including: 10 AM nature scavenger hunt, 11 AM waterfall hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity, 4:30 PM narrated wagon ride, 6 PM wagon ride & s'mores.  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
This will be led by an ordained Minister and will last 30 minutes. Sing the old favorite church songs and read the printed Scripture. Children are welcome and dress is causal. We will meet at picnic shelter #2. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Narrated Wagon Rides
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Take a wagon ride around the park and learn the history of Fort Mountain and the surrounding area. Two time slots available at 2:30 and 3:30 PM.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Junior Ranger Camp
Weekdays 9:30 AM - 2 PM from Jul 20, 2015 until Jul 24, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come join us at the park for our annual Junior Ranger Camp! This camp is themed around nature and camping skills and it is great for kids ages 6-12 who want to get outdoors and have some fun! Each day is packed with various activities led by our Park Naturalist and lunch is provided.  $50 plus $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.
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.
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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