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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/BlackRockMountain

Open March 16–December 15

From December 16–March 15, the park is closed.

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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Events
Last Bash at Black Rock
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4 PM to 7 PM
Come join us on our last weekend of the 2016 season. We’ll have a cozy campfire to snuggle up next to while you cook your own hot dogs and Smores. We’ll also have plenty of Canjo kits on hand. Don’t miss the opportunity of bragging to your friends that you have one of the last Black Rock Canjos of 2016. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Welcome Back to Black Rock
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Join our season-opening weekend with games and a campfire for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. This is a BYO event. We'll provide the campfire and games, you bring the hot dogs and marshmallows of your choice. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Tri-State Hike
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Want to see North Carolina and Tennessee without having to drive there? You can do that at BRM while taking a 2.2 mile nature hike through the wild-flower filled forest of the Tennessee Rock Trail. Stop to rest at the overlook while you enjoy mountain views stretching across North Carolina and into the distance as far as Clingman’s Dome, TN. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Snakes and Canjos
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Meet at the Mellinger Center to make "canjos" or paint wooden snakes - or both! Cost is only $5 for Canjo materials and $5 for the snake and painting supplies. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Build Your Own Canjo
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM from Apr 1, 2017 until Dec 2, 2017 
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.
Volunteer Day
2nd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 4 PM from Apr 8, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
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. Parking is free for volunteers and you'll earn the inner satisfaction of a job well-done along with a special Volunteer T-shirt for your service. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Easter at Black Rock Mountain
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
We'll start the day making Canjos at the Marie Mellinger Center. At 1PM there's a Cornhole competition - Single elimination. The winner gets a special prize. We'll end the day a 3PM with an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. Can you think of a better way to spend a beautiful spring day? $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Build Your Own Guitar for Only $50
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 4 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 4 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Oct 13, 2017 4 PM to 8:30 PM
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.
Address/Directions
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.


Park directions map

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


  34.906922
Black Rock Mountain State Park