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

S'mores
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come meet your neighbors and roast marshmallows at the Naturalist Area. Please sign up in the office.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Morning Canoe
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a ranger-lead lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided...  $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Leaf Identification Hike
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join in on a ranger lead leaf identification hike. Meet at Pavilion #1 where a wagon will pick you up and take you to the start of the trail. The trail will lead back to the parking lot. Along the trail we will be identifying the different trees found throughout the park.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Black Bears
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
All are welcome to come join in on this activity and learn about black bears.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a narrated wagon ride around the park. Register and purchase tickets at the front office. Pick-up and drop-off will be located at Pavilion #1.  $3 (kids 3 and under free) $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride and Hike
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us on a Wagon Ride and Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. The wagon will pick you up at Pavilion #1 and drop us off at the start of the trail...  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. 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 where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required.  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
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Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come join us on a wagon ride through the park as we see the changing fall colors at sunset. After the wagon ride we will gather around the campfire and make S'mores. Please sign up early as space is limited.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come join us for Morning Meditation at Pavilion #2. This will be led by an ordained Minister (SBC) and will last 30 minutes. Listen to inspiring music from choice CD's. Dress is camp casual. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Guided Hike-Goldmine Trail
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come join us as we take you on a hike along our Goldmine Trail. Ranger will talk about Georgia Gold and Fort Mountain Gold History. Closed toe shoes are required. Please sign up in the office.  $3/person plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Nov 28, 2014 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Find interesting information about nature on the mile-Long Lake Trail. Closed toe shoes are required. We will be starting at the Naturalist Area.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Trick-or-Treat at Fort Mountain State Park While you Camp
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Campers don’t forget to bring your costumes and candy to hand out while you trick-or-treat in the campgrounds. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Guided Hike- Stone Wall, Fire Tower, Overlook Trail
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 4 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a guided hike along our ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook trail. This is a moderate mile long hike. Closed toe shoes required. Please sign up in the office.  $3 plus $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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