Historic High Country / Chatsworth

Fort Mountain State Park

181 Fort Mountain Park Rd.
Chatsworth, GA 30705

706-422-1932 | 800-864-7275
  • Hiking Trail

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  • Cottage Porch

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  • Swimming Beach

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  • Lake Fishing

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  • Cottage (renovated)

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  • Hiking Trail

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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


    Group Amenities



    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak, Paddleboat

    Room Amenities

    In-Room Coffee Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator

    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Mystery Mountain Marathon and 12-Miler

    Mystery Mountain Marathon and 12-Miler

    10/09/2016 - 10/09/2016

    The 9th annual Mystery Mountain Marathon and 12-Miler will feature difficult, sometimes technical trails with long, extended climbs, over and around Fort Mountain. Both the marathon and the 12-miler course feature panoramic views of fall foliage displayed on the surrounding mountains.

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  • Geologist Walk: The Great Valley, the Boulder Field, and the Puzzle of the Wall

    Geologist Walk: The Great Valley, the Boulder Field, and the Puzzle of the Wall

    10/21/2016 - 10/21/2016

    Grab one of the best views anywhere on the edge of the Blue Ridge, look for feldspar and blue quartz pebbles in conglomerate, investigate one of Georgia's mountaintop boulder fields, and examine the layout of the mysterious 900-foot long wall. Begins at the Old Fort Parking Area.

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