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 Highway 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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.7613010 | W -84.702702
Located 8 miles east of Chatsworth via Highway 52 (take I-75 exit #333 toward Highway 411).


Address
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County
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Phone
706-422-1932

Historic CCC Fire Tower Open House
Saturdays & Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM – Jul 30, 2016 until Sep 4, 2016 
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 1-4 PM to share the stories about the tower and the heart.. Don't miss the chance to see this recently restored cultural monument. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Lake Trail Cleanup and Maintenance: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
We will be giving the Lake Trail some tender loving care. You will be able to help with everything from picking up litter to installing new timbers to help prevent erosion. No parking pass necessary if volunteering with this project. 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