Black Rock Mountain State Park

 

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"Revel in the diverse eco-systems along rugged terrain or breathe fresh air from mountain top vistas overlooking pristine Appalachian forests at Black Rock Mountain, uniquely positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide and reaching altitudes of 3,640 feet as the highest State Park in Georgia."

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

Build Your Own Canjo
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM from May 6, 2017 until Dec 2, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Join the Black Rock Naturalist and Volunteer Les Barnett 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 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hidden Gem Hike
Saturday, May 6, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Join us at the Black Rock Lake parking lot for a visit to Greasy Creek Falls, the Hidden Gem of Black Rock Mountain State Park. The trail is rated easy at this point, but will still require good walking shoes. Call 706-746-2141 to reserve your spot. Pets welcome. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hidden Gem
Volunteer Day
2nd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 4 PM from May 13, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
We need special people! Every 2nd Saturday is Volunteer Day at Black Rock Mountain State Park. Come help us in keeping the Park and its trails pristine throughout the year... 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Home School Friday
Friday, May 19, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Explore nature and Georgia’s great outdoors At Black Rock Mountain State Park. We’ll meet at the Mellinger Center where students and adults can craft their own walking stick before going on a nature scavenger hunt and hike along the Spring House Trail...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
You’ve walked Black Rock and seen the great views. But what does the trail look like at night? Let’s find out. Bring someone special to enjoy it with and join the Park Naturalist at the Black Rock Visitor’s Center at 7:45 PM... $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
A fun-filled day at Black Rock! Be at the Mellinger Center at 10 AM and we'll make Black Rock Canjos 'till Noon. Then, at 1 we'll have our Cornhole Contest -single elimination for competitors. Are you going to be the Winner? At 3 we'll have plenty of wooden snake to paint...  $5 for the materials for your canjo $5 for the materials for you snake $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Make your own Walking Stick and hike to Greasy Creek Falls.
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 12 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Meet at the Mellinger Center where we'll have everything you need to craft your own personalized walking stick. You'll be able to use it on the hike to Greasy Creek Falls which starts a 3 p.m. at the Black Rock Lake Parking area.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hidden Gem
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
In celebration of National Trails Day, come join us for a Tri-State hike. At 2PM we will meet at the Tennessee Rock Tail head this hike is 2.2 miles and will last about 2 hours. Wear good hiking shoes and bring water. $5 parking pass required. 706-746-2141. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Build Your Own Guitar for Only $50
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Black Rock Mountain State Park
Meet with the Park Naturalist and local Guitar maker Les Barnett at the Marie Mellinger Center for a fabulous evening of craftsmanship. We'll have all the parts you'll need to craft your own personalized and working Cigar Box Guitar. Come create a heirloom that you'll enjoy for years...  $50 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Contacts
Anthony Lampros
706-746-2141  Park Manager, Black Rock Mountain State Park