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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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


  • Summer Kick Off Weekend and Memorial Day

    Summer Kick Off Weekend and Memorial Day

    05/26/2017 - 05/29/2017

    Friday thru Monday will be packed full of activities for the entire family including wildlife talks, crafts, s'mores, cornhole, face painting, games, archery and hikes.

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  • National Trails Day at Fort Mountain

    National Trails Day at Fort Mountain

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Come join us in celebrating National Trails Day at Fort Mountain! Explore the diverse trails and environments that the park has to offer and participate in a variety of children's activities.

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  • Get Fit Level 1 Waterfall Hike

    Get Fit Level 1 Waterfall Hike

    06/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

    Join a ranger on this 1.6 mile hike around the Lake Trail and Big Rock Trail. The approximate 1 hour hike will start off easy around the lake, be moderately difficult for a small stretch as you pass the waterfall, and end with an easy stretch along side the lake.

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  • 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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  • 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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