Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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 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

Hike to the Heart -- Valentine's Weekend
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Love is in the mountain air at Fort Mountain State Park. Join a ranger on a hike to the Historic CCC fire tower and learn about the love story that is carved in stone. This is a moderate, rocky one mile hike with plenty of nature, history and sightseeing to satisfy the whole family.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Scenic Natural Overlook Hike
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Take a guided tour on the 301 Mountain Bike trail to a naturally formed scenic overlook. High winds from a storm system cleared trees opening up a beautiful view of the Cohutta mountains and the western valley. Approximately 4 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Take a guided hike to a secret waterfall on the 301 Mountain Bike trail. This will be a strenuous hike of approximately 6 miles, but the hidden gems you will discover along the way make it well worth the trip. Be sure to bring water and snacks if you desire.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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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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