Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Red Top Mountain State Park

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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.

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Get Outdoors Georgia Rocking Chairs & Picnic Tables -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM - 12 PM

Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM

Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM

Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM - 7 PM

Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM - 4 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.

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