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

  • Kids to Parks Day

    Kids to Parks Day

    05/16/2015 - 05/16/2015

    Bring your kids to Fort Mountain State Park and let them enjoy special activities which includes face painting, balloon sculpturing, water balloon toss and crafts. Cost is $5 per child. Purchase your tickets at the front office.

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  • Volunteer Day - Memorial Day Face Painting

    Volunteer Day - Memorial Day Face Painting

    05/23/2015 - 05/23/2015

    Volunteers will paint kids' faces in our day use area for the holiday.

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  • Volunteer Day - Trail Clean-up

    Volunteer Day - Trail Clean-up

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    Celebrate National Trails Day by volunteering to pick-up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the stone wall, fire watch tower and overlook trail.

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  • National Trails Day

    National Trails Day

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    What does Leaf ID, the Tower/Wall/Overlook, Big Rock, and Gold Mine all have in common? They are all special hikes being offered on this special day. Take the hikes and listen to the naturalist explain the history of gold in North Georgia, the mystery of the wall, the heart on the tower or the beautiful cascades and waterfalls.

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  • Get Outdoors Day

    Get Outdoors Day

    06/13/2015 - 06/13/2015

    Tired of nothing to do? Are your children bored? Attend "Get Outdoors Day" where special hikes and wagon rides are planned. Activities include a scavenger hunt, panning for gold, and kids crafts. Enjoy the cool mountain air with plenty of sun.

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  • Volunteer Day - July 4th Face Painting

    Volunteer Day - July 4th Face Painting

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Volunteers will help paint kids' faces during our July 4th celebration in the day use area.

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  • Volunteer Day - Lake Trail Clean-up

    Volunteer Day - Lake Trail Clean-up

    08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015

    Volunteers will pick up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the Lake Trail.

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  • Volunteer Day - Labor Day Face Painting

    Volunteer Day - Labor Day Face Painting

    09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015

    Volunteers will help paint kids' faces in the day use area for our Labor Day festivities.

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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

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower, and pick up trash along the trail.

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  • Volunteer Day - Old Fort Trail Clean-up for Your State Parks Day

    Volunteer Day - Old Fort Trail Clean-up for Your State Parks Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Volunteers will help with general trail maintenance, picking up trash and trimming trees along the stone wall, fire tower and west overlook trail.

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  • Volunteer Day - Decorate Apple Festival Parade Float

    Volunteer Day - Decorate Apple Festival Parade Float

    10/16/2015 - 10/16/2015

    Volunteers will assist in decorating the float for the Apple Festival Parade in Ellijay, Ga. Any volunteers willing to ride the float on Saturday, October 17, would be greatly appreciated. Please let park staff know if you are willing to help.

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  • Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float

    Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float

    11/06/2015 - 11/06/2015

    Volunteers will help decorate the Chatsworth Christmas Parade float. Any volunteers willing to ride the float in the parade on December 7 would be greatly appreciated. Please let a staff member know of your availability.

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  • Volunteer Day - Clean and Organize First Time Camper Gear

    Volunteer Day - Clean and Organize First Time Camper Gear

    11/21/2015 - 11/21/2015

    Volunteers will help clean, check, repair (if needed), and reorganize the First Time Camper Gear.

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