Historic High Country / Chatsworth

Fort Mountain State Park

181 Fort Mountain Park Rd.
Chatsworth, GA 30705

706-422-1932 | 800-864-7275
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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


    Room Amenities

    In-Room Coffee Maker



    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike

    Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike

    12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Fort Mountain has several waterfalls. Join a ranger to see this hidden gem and learn about some of the park's natural features. The hike is a strenuous 3.5 miles on the 301 Bike Trail. Bring water and snacks if you would like. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Stop by the office to register for the hike.

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  • Get Fit Hike Level 2

    Get Fit Hike Level 2

    12/29/2017 - 12/29/2017

    Join a ranger on this fairly strenuous 4.5-mile, approximately 2 hour hike. This is 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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  • 6th Annual Black Bear Plunge

    6th Annual Black Bear Plunge

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Are you brave enough to start off the New Year with a chilling plunge into the lake at Fort Mountain? Take part in a Fort Mountain tradition that keeps growing each year. Warm up after the big chill with coffee and hot chocolate next to a campfire.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Start the year off right with a First Day Hike to the Stone Wall, Historic CCC Fire Tower and West Overlook to take in some breathtaking views. This is a moderate, rocky one-mile hike with plenty of nature, history and sightseeing to satisfy the whole family. Please register in advance.

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