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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  • 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

    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

  • Mystery Mountain Marathon and 12 Miler

    Mystery Mountain Marathon and 12 Miler

    09/24/2017 - 09/24/2017

    Marathon and 12-mile trail races traversing difficult, sometimes technical but stunningly beautiful trails, feature panoramic views of fall foliage displayed on the surrounding mountains. Runners will enjoy single track, rugged mountain bike, and smooth horse trails while running over and around Fort Mountain, passing the mysterious rock wall built at the top of the mountain over 1,000 years ago.

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  • Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike

    Hidden Gem Waterfall Hike

    09/24/2017 - 09/24/2017

    Fort Mountain has several waterfalls. Join a ranger to see this hidden gem and learn about some of the park's natural features. Enjoy the start of the leaf change. The hike is a strenuous 3.5 miles on the 301 Bike Trail. Bring water and snacks, if you would like. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Stop by the office to register for the hike.

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  • Lake Trail Cleanup and Maintenance: Your State Parks Day

    Lake Trail Cleanup and Maintenance: Your State Parks Day

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    We will be giving the Lake Trail some tender loving care. You will be able to help with everything from picking up litter to installing new timbers to help prevent erosion. No parking pass necessary if volunteering with this project.

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  • Leaf Watch Hike

    Leaf Watch Hike

    10/01/2017 - 10/01/2017

    Enjoy the leaf change from the mountain. Join a ranger on this moderate hike around the Lake and Big Rock Trails. Register at the Visitor Center. Please wear hiking shoes and bring water.

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  • Leaf Watch Sunset Hike to the West Overlook

    Leaf Watch Sunset Hike to the West Overlook

    10/20/2017 - 10/20/2017

    Fall is beautiful at Fort Mountain. Experience the beauty of sunset over the landscape of fall colors. Register at the Visitor Center. Space is limited.

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  • Wagon Ride, Sunset Hike and Campfire with S'mores

    Wagon Ride, Sunset Hike and Campfire with S'mores

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Take a wagon ride around the park with a ranger. Enjoy seeing the park on this unique fall experience. After the wagon ride, there will be a sunset hike to the West Overlook. Here you will enjoy what many call the best view in the state, over a backdrop of beautiful fall colors. Wrap up the night with a traditional campfire and s'mores.

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  • 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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  • 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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