Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Black Rock Mountain State Park

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OPEN SEASONALLY: From December 1–March 15, the park is closed.

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.


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.

3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562
Rabun County



Spring House Trail Guided Hike
Friday, May 27, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Meet the Naturalist at the Trading Post for a healthy commune in the woods. Walk through Rhododendron covered trails to the Spring house. Bring a snack and enjoy a break by a clear mountain spring. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Paint Your Pet
Friday, May 27, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Kids, want a friend you can take with you everywhere you go? Join the Naturalist in the Mellinger Center for a pet rock painting project. We will have plenty of lonely and adoptable rocks to choose from and everything you'll need to make your friend unique.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Handicapped Accessible
Tennessee Rock Trail Guided Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Take a hike with the Black Rock Naturalist and learn about the parks unique plants and geology along the way. Moderate in difficulty. Please wear appropriate foot wear, dress for the weather and bring water and a snack.(Weather Permitting) $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
National Trail Day Guided Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 to Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Join a ranger on a guided hike of the Tennessee Rock Trail and travel to the parks highest point 3640 feet. Wear appropriate foot wear and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Greasy Creek Falls Guided Hike
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
This 3-hour guided hike will take guests through lush forest and rhododendron thickets to a remote creek and small waterfall. This is a moderate hike with some elevation gain and loss along the way. Appropriate clothing, foot wear, water and snacks are recommended. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hidden Gem
Anthony Lampros
706-746-2141  Park Manager, Black Rock Mountain State Park

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