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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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

  • Hike to the Heart - Valentine's Weekend

    Hike to the Heart - Valentine's Weekend

    02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016

    Love is in the mountain air at Fort Mountain State Park. Join a ranger on a hike to the Historic CCC fire tower and learn about the love story that is carved in stone. This is a moderate, rocky one mile hike with plenty of nature, history and sightseeing to satisfy the whole family.

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  • Historic CCC Fire Tower Open House

    Historic CCC Fire Tower Open House

    02/27/2016 - 02/27/2016

    Take a free tour of the historic Civilian Conservation Corps fire tower located at the peak of Fort Mountain. We are celebrating its renovation and grand opening. A ranger will lead tours to the top of the tower.

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  • Scenic Natural Overlook Hike

    Scenic Natural Overlook Hike

    03/12/2016 - 03/12/2016

    Take a guided tour on the 301 Mountain Bike trail to a naturally formed scenic overlook. High winds from a storm system cleared trees opening up a beautiful view of the Cohutta mountains and the western valley. This is approximately 4 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking.

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