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, Apr 3, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Apr 10, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Apr 17, 2015 7 PM to 8 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.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
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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.
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.
Kids Holiday Craft
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Meet in the Naturalist room and make a Easter craft.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 3 PM to 4 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.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 8:30 AM to 9 AM
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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.
Leaf Identification Hike
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 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.
Kids Activity
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Meet in the Naturalist Room where the kids can participate in a variety of activities.  $3 plus $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

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