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

    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

  • History and Mystery Hike

    History and Mystery Hike

    03/09/2018 - 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.

    Friday, May 11, 2018 <... read more

  • Shamrock Fun Day

    Shamrock Fun Day

    03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Fort Mountain. Learn about the history of gold in North Georgia, pan for gold, hike the Gold Mine Trail, see if you can get lucky and complete the scavenger hunt, try your luck with the games, have your face painted, and get creative with a craft. The fun starts at 12 p.m., with the guided hike at 12:30 p.m. Meet at the beach concession area.

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  • Volunteer Day

    Volunteer Day

    03/20/2018 - 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

  • Hopping Easter Fun

    Hopping Easter Fun

    03/31/2018 - 03/31/2018

    Join us at Fort Mountain State Park for face painting, crafts, and a scavenger hunt. $5 parking.

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