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



    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Site Information

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


  • Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook

    Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook

    10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014

    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 moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required.

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  • Morning Canoe

    Morning Canoe

    10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014

    Join us for a ranger-led lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake 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.

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  • Leaf Identification Hike

    Leaf Identification Hike

    10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014

    Join in on a ranger lead leaf identification hike. Meet at Pavilion #1 where a wagon will pick you up and take you to the start of the trail. The trail will lead back to the parking lot. Along the trail we will be identifying the different trees found throughout the park.

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  • Wagon Ride and S'mores

    Wagon Ride and S'mores

    10/25/2014 - 11/29/2014

    Come join us on a wagon ride through the park as we see the changing fall colors at sunset. After the wagon ride we will gather around the campfire and make S'mores. Please sign up early as space is limited.

    Saturday, October 25, 2014
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, November 1, 2014
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, November 8, 2014
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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