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, while stables offer guided horseback rides and stall rental throughout the year.  Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites.


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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

Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
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Tons of FunPresenter/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.
Guided Hike-Goldmine Trail
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/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.
Kids Activity
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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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.
Wagon Ride
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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Tons of FunPresenter/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 Campfire Cooking
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Enjoy a narrated wagon ride through the park where a ranger will tell Fort Mountain history. After the wagon ride gather around the campfire and gain the knowledge and skill of how to make a tasty campfire treat at the Naturalist Area...  $6 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Morning Meditation
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 9 AM to 9:30 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.
Sunday Afternoon Wagon Ride
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
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Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park. Pick-up and drop-off at Shelter #1.  $3 (3 and younger free). $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunday Afternoon Hike
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a guided hike along one of our many trails. Closed toe shoes are required. Please sign up in the office.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fort Mountain Stone Wall and Fire Tower History Hike
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
The first stop on this moderate mile long hike will be the 855 foot ancient rock wall from which Fort Mountain gets its name. Our second stop is the stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps...  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Enjoy a narrated wagon ride through the park where a ranger will tell Fort Mountain history. After the wagon ride gather around the campfire and make S'mores at the Naturalist Area. Pick-up will be at Pavilion #1 and drop off at the Naturalist Area.  $6 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for a peaceful ranger-lead lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun 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.
Sunday Morning Canoe
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/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.
Wagon Ride and Campfire Cooking
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Enjoy a narrated wagon ride through the park where a ranger will tell Fort Mountain history. After the wagon ride gather around the campfire and gain the knowledge and skill of how to make a tasty campfire treat at the Naturalist Area...  $6 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 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 clean trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower and do landscaping around tower, and work on the stairs leading up to the West Overlook. 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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