Black Rock Mountain State Park

 

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Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables. 
 
Mountaintop cottages surround a small playground, while campsites are nestled under rhododendron and gnarled oaks. Tent campers will appreciate the walk-in sites that allow extra privacy. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close during icy weather. RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.9069220 | W -83.4083750
Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Highway 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.


Address
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562
Rabun County
BLUE-A-1
Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562 View Details


  34.906922
Black Rock Mountain State Park

 


Phone
706-746-2141

Build Your Own Canjo
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Join the Black Rock Naturalist at the Trading Post for a morning of music and family fun, building your own Canjo. We provide the raw materials for the job. Make a family heirloom that you can enjoy for years.  $5 per individual for supplies $5 parking. 706-746-2818.
Dog Day at Black Rock
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Grab your leash (6’ max) and bring your best buddy out for a little Sunday exercise with some new best friends on the Black Rock Lake Trail. From there we’ll hike up the Edmond's Trail to Greasy Creek Falls. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hidden Gem
Tri-State Hike
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
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Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Take a refreshing 2.2 mile nature hike through the beautiful wild-flower filled forest of the Tennessee Rock Trail. Stop to rest at the overlook while you enjoy stunning mountain views stretching across North Carolina and into the distance as far as Clingman’s Dome, Tennessee... $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Last Chance Hike
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Missed the Tri-State Hike on Saturday? Here’s a last chance to commune with Mother Nature and get that last bit of exercise before leaving Black Rock Mountain and returning home... $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hike into the Geological Past
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 to Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Wonder where the mountains came from? Join Geologist Bruce O'Connor as he explores and explains the geological history of Black Rock Mountain... $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Nov 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Visit with the Naturalist at the Trading Post. Ask those questions that you’ve always wondered about. When you’re finished talking, complete your visit by taking a quick walk to Ada-hi Falls. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Homeschool Friday
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Explore nature and Georgia’s outdoors through a guided hike followed by a campfire cookout for lunch and fun activities such as T-shirt leaf painting at the Marie Mellinger Center. Bring your own hotdogs. Register by calling the Park Office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Trailblazers Wanted – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 to Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 10 AM to 4 AM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Want to spend a day up in the higher elevations, surrounded by nature and helping to improve the trails on Black Rock Mountain? Join our trailblazing crew to help in repainting the blazes on the Tennessee Rock Trail. Be sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a hat and water. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Trunk or Treat at Black Rock
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Park visitors can decorate their cars/campers and hand out treats to children as they walk from site to site. Games will be provided for children at the Mellinger Center. Prizes will be awarded for cars/camper and costumes. Please arrive before 5:30 p.m... $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Campfires, Marshmallows and Ghosts
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 5:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Get in the mood for Halloween tomorrow night. Join us at the Mellinger Center for old fashion campfire fun! Bring your ghost stories along with plenty of hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over the camp fire as we listen to tales of Appalachian ghosts and goblins. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Contacts
Anthony Lampros
706-746-2141  Park Manager, Black Rock Mountain State Park