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Red Top Mountain State Park

 

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"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.

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday Every Week until Nov. 20, 2015 8:30 PM - 10 PM
Friday Every Week from May 6, 2016 until Jul. 29, 2016 8:30 PM - 10 PM

Atlanta Audubon: Birding For Beginners
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8 AM - 10 AM

Hills of Iron
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM - 8 PM

Mining for Minerals
Saturday, May 7, 2016 11 AM - 4 PM

Springtime Crafting
Saturday, May 7, 2016 3 PM - 4 PM

Red Top's Reptiles
Saturday, May 7, 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Home School Day at Red Top Mountain
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10 AM - 1 PM

Archery at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 AM - 11 AM

Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Iron Hill Trail
Saturday, May 14, 2016 3 PM - 5 PM

Red Top Mountain Makers Festival
Saturday, May 21, 2016 11 AM - 7 PM

Mountain Music Series
Saturday Every Week from May 21, 2016 until Jul. 30, 2016 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7-9 Beginner
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7-9 Intermediate
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Junior Ranger Ages 10-12 Beginner
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 - Friday, Jul 22, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Junior Ranger Camp Ages 10-12 Intermediate
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 - Friday, Jul 29, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Homestead Trail
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 12 PM - 2 PM

Harvest Time at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM - 4 PM

Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 2 PM - 10 PM

Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM




Address
50 Lodge Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102
(MapQuest)

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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.




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

 
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