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
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Phone
706-746-2141

Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Nov 11, 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.
Tri-State Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 12, 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, Oct 2, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Nov 13, 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.
Build Your Own Canjo
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 29, 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.
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