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

  • 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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  • Tails on Trails Dog Hike

    Tails on Trails Dog Hike

    12/01/2017 - 12/01/2017

    Come join an AmeriCorps Rangers on a mile long hike. Four-legged friends are welcome! Meet by the beach to go on the Lake Trail.The LakeTrail is one of seven trails needed to complete the punch card for the Tails on Trails Club. Those interested can purchase a $15 membership online at http://gastateparks.org/TailsOnTrailsClub.

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  • Reptile Day

    Reptile Day

    12/03/2017 - 12/03/2017

    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. Event will take place under the Group Shelter by the lake.

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  • Tails on Trails Dog Hike

    Tails on Trails Dog Hike

    12/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

    Come join an AmeriCorps Rangers on a mile long hike. Four-legged friends are welcome! Meet at the beach to walk the Lake Trail. The Lake Trail is one of seven trails needed to complete the punch card for the Tails on Trails Club. Those interested can purchase a $15 membership online at http://gastateparks.org/TailsOnTrailsClub.

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  • 6th Annual Black Bear Plunge

    6th Annual Black Bear Plunge

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Are you brave enough to start off the New Year with a chilling plunge into the lake at Fort Mountain? Take part in a Fort Mountain tradition that keeps growing each year. Warm up after the big chill with coffee and hot chocolate next to a campfire.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Start the year off right with a First Day Hike to the Stone Wall, Historic CCC Fire Tower and West Overlook to take in some breathtaking views. This is a moderate, rocky one-mile hike with plenty of nature, history and sightseeing to satisfy the whole family. Please register in advance.

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