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

  • Twilight Lake Paddle

    Twilight Lake Paddle

    08/02/2014 - 08/23/2014

    Join us for a peaceful ranger-led lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 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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  • Wagon Ride and Campfire Cooking

    Wagon Ride and Campfire Cooking

    08/09/2014 - 08/23/2014

    Enjoy a narrated wagon ride through the park where a ranger will tell Fort Mountain history. After the wagon ride, gather around the campfire and gain the knowledge and skill of how to make a tasty campfire treat at the Naturalist Area. Pick-up will be at Pavilion #1 and drop off at the Naturalist Area. Reservations are recommended.

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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

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will clean trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower and do landscaping around tower, and work on the stairs leading up to the West Overlook.

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