OFFICE CLOSURE: The park's office is temporarily closed. All cottage/campsite check-ins will be at the Visitor Center on Red Top Mountain Road.

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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 Vaughn Cabin behind the park office.

Upcoming Events
Hills of Iron & Iron Pour
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 10 AM to 9 PM
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Friday, May 5, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Lawn Game Merriment
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
Sunday, May 7, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Archery for Beginners
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAmeriCorps
Sunday, May 14, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Makers' Festival of Red Top Mountain
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Intro to Tree Identification
AmeriCorps
Sunday, May 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Teddy Bear Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweet Summer Nights Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7 - 9
Get Outdoors Georgia
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 10 - 12
Get Outdoors Georgia
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7-9
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 10 - 12
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM