"Revel in the diverse eco-systems along rugged terrain or breathe fresh air from mountain top vistas overlooking pristine Appalachian forests at Black Rock Mountain, uniquely positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide and reaching altitudes of 3,640 feet as the highest State Park in Georgia."
Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables.
Mountaintop cottages surround a small playground, while campsites are nestled under rhododendron and gnarled oaks. Tent campers will appreciate the walk-in and backcountry sites that allow extra privacy, and "bear boxes" are provided to protect food. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close during icy weather. RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads.
Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities
- 1,743 Acres
- 17 Acre Lake
- 10 Cottages
- 44 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites
- 12 Walk-In Campsites -- bear boxes provided
- 4 Backcountry Campsites -- bear boxes provided
- 1 Pioneer Campground (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 2 Picnic Shelters (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- Summit Visitor Center & Gift Shop
- Wi-Fi — available in Visitor Center, Mellinger Center & cottages
Things To Do & See
- Geocaching at Georgia State Parks
- Appalachian Trail
- Blue Ridge Mountains
- Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Moccasin Creek State Park
- Tallulah Gorge State Park
- Warwoman WMA
- Burton Trout Hatchery