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.
COMFORT STATION CLOSURE: Comfort station #4 is closed.

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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
Chestnuts on an Open Fire
AmeriCorps
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
A Walk through Time on Iron Hill
AmeriCorps
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Archery for Beginners
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Wilderness Survival
AmeriCorps
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Snakes, Skins and Scales
AmeriCorps
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Back Yard Bird Count and Hike
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 8 AM to 10 AM
Hills of Iron and Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 9 PM
Harvest at the Homestead
10 AM - 4 AM from Sep 16, 2017 until Sep 18, 2017