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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.

Upcoming Events
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Apr 29, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Fridays 8:30 PM - 10 PM – Apr 29, 2016 until Jul 29, 2016 
Night Hike
Friday, Apr 29, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Spring at the Homestead
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Atlanta Audubon: Birding For Beginners
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Hills of Iron
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 8 PM
Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Iron Hill Trail
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHidden Gem
Saturday, May 14, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain Makers Festival
Hidden Gem
Saturday, May 21, 2016 11 AM to 7 PM
Mountain Music Series
Handicapped Accessible
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM – May 21, 2016 until Jul 30, 2016 
Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7-9 Beginner
Get Outdoors Georgia
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 until Friday, Jun 17, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Homestead Trail
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHidden Gem
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Harvest Time at the Homestead
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Sep 17, 2016 until Sep 18, 2016 
Iron Pour
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 2 PM to 10 PM
Christmas at the Cabin
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM

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