Historic High Country / Cartersville

Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area

1052 Old River Rd., SE
Cartersville, GA 30121


This National Historic Register site, known as Cooper's Iron Works, is the only remnant of the 1830's town of Etowah, and Georgia's Iron Empire run by Mark A. Cooper until Sherman destroyed it in 1864 during the Civil War. A Blue & Gray Trail site, the Iron Works site offers picnic facilities, hiking trails, and a playground at the base of the Allatoona Dam.

Coopers Furnace Day Use Park is open seasonally and is situated along the north bank of the Etowah River.  The park has lots of single car parking, no trailers allowed.  This park also allows a great view of the dam from downstream.

Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Info & Amenities

  • Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages