Historic High Country / Chatsworth

Fort Mountain State Park

181 Fort Mountain Park Rd.
Chatsworth, GA 30705

706-422-1932 | 800-864-7275
  • Hiking Trail

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  • Cottage (renovated)

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  • Hiking Trail

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  • Swimming Beach

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A scenic drive on Hwy. 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall, which stands on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies.

During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach, while stables offer guided horseback rides and stall rental throughout the year. Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Facility Amenities

    Lodging On Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information


    Group Amenities



    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak, Paddleboat

    Room Amenities

    In-Room Coffee Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator

    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • For the Love of the View - Guided Hike

    For the Love of the View - Guided Hike

    03/03/2017 - 03/03/2017

    The West Overlook provides one of, if not the the best long range views in Georgia. There is a sweeping view of the Cohutta Wilderness, plains, and farmland below. Join a ranger for a guided hike along the Stone Tower Combo Trail and witness this stunning view for yourself.

    Friday, Feb 17, 2017 
    1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Friday, Mar 3, 2017 
    1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Get Fit Hike

    Get Fit Hike

    03/05/2017 - 03/05/2017

    Join a ranger on this moderate 4.5 mile, approximately 2 hour hike. A great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and exercise at the same time. Wear hike appropriate clothing, and a bring a water bottle. Meet at the Cool Springs Overlook.

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  • Shamrock Fun Day

    Shamrock Fun Day

    03/18/2017 - 03/18/2017

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fort Mountain. Learn about the history of gold in North Georgia, pan for gold, hike the Gold Mine Trail, see if you can get lucky and complete the scavenger hunt, try your luck with the games, have your face painted, and get creative with a craft.

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  • Dressed to the K9s Dog Hike

    Dressed to the K9s Dog Hike

    03/19/2017 - 03/19/2017

    Bring your dog dressed in their best outfit and join a ranger on an easy 1.1-mile hike around the Lake Trail. Join our new dog walking club and hike all 7 "Tails on Trails" to earn special rewards. Dog must be leashed at all times. Meet at the picnic shelter closest to the beach.

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  • National Trails Day at Fort Mountain

    National Trails Day at Fort Mountain

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Come join us in celebrating National Trails Day at Fort Mountain! Explore the diverse trails and environments that the park has to offer and participate in a variety of children's activities.

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  • Lake Trail Cleanup and Maintenance: Your State Parks Day

    Lake Trail Cleanup and Maintenance: Your State Parks Day

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    We will be giving the Lake Trail some tender loving care. You will be able to help with everything from picking up litter to installing new timbers to help prevent erosion. No parking pass necessary if volunteering with this project.

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