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

National Trails Day at Fort Mountain
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Come join us in celebrating National Trails Day at Fort Mountain! Explore the diverse trails and environments that the park has to offer and participate in a variety of children's activities.  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fort Mountain Monthly Volunteer Days
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Mountain State Park will be offering a different volunteer each month. See additional event details for specific projects. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Family Fun at Fort Mountain
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join us for active outdoor fun with your family at Fort Mountain. Enjoy a variety of activities throughout the weekend such as archery, crafts, hikes, wildlife watching, and more.  $3-$10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Get Fit Level 1 Waterfall Hike
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Join a ranger on this 1.6 mile hike around the Lake Trail and Big Rock Trail. The approximate 1 hour hike will start off easy around the lake, be moderately difficult for a small stretch as you pass the waterfall, and end with an easy stretch along side the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Soak It In
Fort Mountain Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jul 17, 2017 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Children ages 6-12 can discover the great outdoors at Fort Mountain during our week long Junior Ranger Camp. Each day will have a special theme with hikes, water activities, outdoor skills, nature watching, crafts and more. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.  $60 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Mystery Mountain Marathon and 12 Miler
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 8 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Marathon and 12-mile trail races traversing difficult, sometimes technical but stunningly beautiful trails, featuring panoramic views of fall foliage displayed on the surrounding mountains. Climbing and descending for more than 15,000 feet of elevation change.  $35-$65 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Lake Trail Cleanup and Maintenance: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 12 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