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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  • Cottage Porch

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  • Lake Fishing

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  • Hiking Trail

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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

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Boat Rental

    Canoe / Kayak

    Paddleboat

    Room Amenities

    In-Room Coffee Maker

    Microwave

    Refrigerator

    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Volunteer Day

    Volunteer Day

    06/01/2018 - 12/11/2018

    Volunteers make a difference! We need you! Each month we have a Volunteer Day, and a different project. Volunteers receive a free parking pass for the day.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Saturday, April 21, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Friday, June 1, 2018
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 read more

  • Get Fit 1 Hike - Get Outdoors

    Get Fit 1 Hike - Get Outdoors

    06/01/2018 - 06/01/2018

    This beautiful 1.75 mile hike is a great way to add exercise to your routine. The hike will start around the level lake loop, and then cross over to the Big Rock Trail. This trail is moderate, with stairs, small hills, and some uneven areas. We will stop at the cascading waterfall, so be sure to bring a camera!

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  • Get Fit 2 Hike

    Get Fit 2 Hike

    06/08/2018 - 06/08/2018

    We will start at the Cool Springs Overlook, and cover the most challenging part of the Gahuti. We will plan on hiking up to 3 hours. Parts of this trail are steep and narrow. Not recommended for beginners or young children. Please bring water and a snack.

    Friday, April 13, 2018
    12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Saturday, May 12, 2018
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Friday, June 8, 2018
    12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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  • Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike

    Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike

    06/09/2018 - 06/09/2018

    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. Registration required. Register in the Visitor Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • History and Mystery Hike

    History and Mystery Hike

    06/22/2018 - 06/22/2018

    Join a ranger on the West Overlook Trail to hike to the historic CCC fire tower and mysterious stone wall. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the story of the heart in the tower, and the theories of who built the stone wall. The tower will also be opened to tour.

    Friday, February 9, 2018
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Friday, March 9, 2018
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Friday, April 27, 2018
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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