Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Red Top Mountain State Park


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Hunt Dates -- The park will be closed December 1-2 for a managed deer hunt. 

"At Red Top Mountain State Park you can connect with the natural beauty of Lake Allatoona and explore the iron mining tradition & history of the Etowah Valley."

This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing.  Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. A sand swimming beach is nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees, providing a great place to cool off during summer.  Picnic shelters and group shelters may be rented for meetings, parties, reunions and other celebrations.  Guests often stay overnight in rental cottages, a spacious campground, or the park’s lakeside yurt.  

 While best known for the 12,000-acre lake, Red Top Mountain is also a hiker’s haven.  More than 15 miles of trails wind through the forested park, providing opportunities for exercise and nature photography. A short, paved trail behind the park office is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, welcoming guests to explore a reconstructed 1860s homestead.  The gravel-topped 4-mile Iron Hill Trail is open to both hikers and bikers, offering pretty views of the lake’s shoreline.

Named for the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important mining area. Iron pour programs are occasionally held near the Vaughan Cabin behind the park office.
   Educational Group Programs
   Red Top Mountain State Park Business Plan

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing)
Friday Every Week until Nov. 20, 2015 8:30 PM - 10 PM

Don't Be a Turkey, Craft a Turkey!
Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 1 PM - 2 PM

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 4 PM - 6 PM
Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 4 PM - 5 PM

Roaming Ranger of Red Top
Friday Every Week from Dec 4, 2015 until Dec. 18, 2015 4 PM - 6 PM

Cocoa and Campfire
Saturday Every Week from Dec 5, 2015 until Dec. 19, 2015 7 PM - 8 PM

Strolling on a Sunday
Sunday Every Week from Dec 6, 2015 until Dec. 20, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM

Kids Craft Time
Sunday through Monday Every Week from Dec 6, 2015 until Dec. 28, 2015 11 AM - 12 PM

Introduction to Tennis
Sunday Every Week from Dec 6, 2015 until Dec. 27, 2015 1 PM - 2 PM

Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10 AM - 3 PM

Christmas Pet Walk
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 11 AM - 12 PM

Where did Santa Claus get his Reindeer?
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 12 PM - 1 PM

Make Your Own Christmas Toys
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 2 PM - 3 PM

50 Lodge Rd SE
Acworth, GA 30102

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.142950, W -084.706700

Located 45 minutes north of Atlanta near Cartersville, 1.5 miles east of I-75 exit #285.
Directions to Allatoona Pass Battlefield: From Red Top Mountain, take I-75 South to Exit 283. Turn left. Allatoona Pass will be on the left.

(770) 975-0055
(770) 975-4226

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