Historic High Country / Chatsworth

Fort Mountain State Park

181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705

706-422-1932 | 800-864-7275
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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

    Activities

    Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

Events

  • Labor Day at Fort Mountain

    Labor Day at Fort Mountain

    08/29/2014 - 09/01/2014

    Get to know your neighbors and make s'mores on Friday night. Enjoy guided hikes, wagon rides and more throughout the weekend.

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  • Twilight Lake Paddle

    Twilight Lake Paddle

    09/06/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Join us for a peaceful ranger-led lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children six years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited.

     

    Saturday, August 30, 2014
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook

    Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook

    09/06/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. We will start in top parking lot and go to the rock wall first, then moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. This is a moderately rocky hike. Closed toe shoes are required.

     

    Saturday, August 30, 2014
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day

    Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will clean trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower and do landscaping around tower, and work on the stairs leading up to the West Overlook.

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