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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  • Swimming Beach

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  • Cottage (renovated)

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  • Cottage Porch

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  • Lake Fishing

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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


  • Halloween Happenings and Costume Contest on the Mountain

    Halloween Happenings and Costume Contest on the Mountain

    10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

    We will have a costume contest, crafts, pan for gold, take a sunset hike, look for insects at night, and learn about bats and spiders.

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  • Reptile Day

    Reptile Day

    10/29/2017 - 10/29/2017

    There will be live reptiles, including a king snake and box turtle. Come learn about our native reptiles, and enjoy the day at the park. There is no cost for this event. Event will take place under the Group Shelter by the lake.

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  • Junior Ranger Mini Camp- Panning for Gold

    Junior Ranger Mini Camp- Panning for Gold

    11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

    This Mini Junior Ranger Camp will be a blast! We will discuss the history of gold in Georgia. We will get to pan for gold, go on a hike, play games, and do a craft. Please call to register Space is limited. Bring a snack and water.

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  • Avoid the Madness Hike

    Avoid the Madness Hike

    11/24/2017 - 11/24/2017

    Don't get stuck in the Black Friday mess. Join a ranger on a moderate hike and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Wear appropriate shoes, and bring a water bottle. Register at the Visitor Center.

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  • Get Fit Level 1 Hike

    Get Fit Level 1 Hike

    11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

    There is no time like the present. Join a Ranger on an easy to moderate 1.6 mile hike around the Lake and Big Rock Trails. We will talk about the park, get to know each other, and discuss healthy eating. Please call the park to register. Meet by the beach.

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