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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  • Cottage (renovated)

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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

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    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

  • Leaf Watch Sunset Hike to the West Overlook

    Leaf Watch Sunset Hike to the West Overlook

    10/20/2017 - 10/20/2017

    Fall is beautiful at Fort Mountain. Experience the beauty of sunset over the landscape of fall colors. Register at the Visitor Center. Space is limited.

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  • Wagon Ride, Sunset Hike and Campfire with S'mores

    Wagon Ride, Sunset Hike and Campfire with S'mores

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Take a wagon ride around the park with a ranger. Enjoy seeing the park on this unique fall experience. After the wagon ride, there will be a sunset hike to the West Overlook. Here you will enjoy what many call the best view in the state, over a backdrop of beautiful fall colors. Wrap up the night with a traditional campfire and s'mores.

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  • Halloween Happenings and Costume Contest on the Mountain

    Halloween Happenings and Costume Contest on the Mountain

    10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

    We will have a costume contest, crafts, pan for gold, take a sunset hike, look for insects at night, and learn about bats and spiders.

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  • Avoid the Madness Hike

    Avoid the Madness Hike

    11/24/2017 - 11/24/2017

    Don't get stuck in the Black Friday mess. Join a ranger on a moderate hike and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Wear appropriate shoes, and bring a water bottle. Register at the Visitor Center.

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