Black Rock Mountain State Park

Black Rock Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-746-2141


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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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Season: March 16–December 15

From December 16–March 15, the park is closed due to seasonal hours.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,743 Acres
• 10 Cottages ($160–$210) — #5 & #10 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 44 Campsites ($27–$30)
• 12 Walk-in Campsites ($20)
• 4 Backcountry Campsites ($15)
• Pioneer Group Campground ($130)
• 2 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• 17-Acre Lake
• Summit Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking & Backpacking — 11 miles of trails
• Picnicking
• Photography
• Fishing
• Canoeing & Kayaking
• Geocaching
• Playground

Nearby Attractions:

• Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Mountains
• Blue Ridge Parkway
Chattahoochee & Nantahala National Forests
• Chattooga River
• Clayton, Georgia
• Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• Highlands, Georgia
• Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
Moccasin Creek State Park
• Mountain Top, Georgia
• Southern Highroads Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park

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Tri-State Hike
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
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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. Meet the Park Naturalist at the Tennessee Rock Trail. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Last Chance Hike
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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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. Meet the Naturalist at the Trading Post for a walk through Rhododendron covered trails to the Springhouse where we’ll visit a clear mountain spring. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Build Your Own Canjo
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
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.
Homeschool Friday
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
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
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.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Nov 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Trunk or Treat at Black Rock
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
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. so that no cars are driving in the parking lot while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Campfires, Marshmallows and Ghosts
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 5:30 AM to 7:30 PM
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.
Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562
Rabun County

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.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562 View Details

Black Rock Mountain State Park