Historic High Country / Cartersville

Red Top Mountain State Park

50 Lodge Rd.
Cartersville, GA 30121

770-975-4226 | 800-864-7275
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This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. A sand swimming beach is nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees, providing a great place to cool off during summer. Picnic shelters and group shelters may be rented for meetings, parties, reunions and other celebrations. Guests often stay overnight in rental cottages, a spacious campground or the park's lakeside yurt.

While best known for the 12,000-acre lake, it is a hiker's haven. More than 15 miles of trails wind through the forested park, providing opportunities for exercise and nature photography. A short, paved trail behind the park office is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, welcoming guests to explore a reconstructed 1860s homestead. The gravel-topped 4-mile Iron Hill Trail is open to both hikers and bikers, offering pretty views of the lake's shoreline.

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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Primitive Camp Sites Available, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Halloween Hayrides

    Halloween Hayrides

    10/09/2015 - 10/24/2015

    Take a spooky hayride through the haunted forest and along Lake Allatoona's mystery-filled trails. Reservations are required and fill up quickly. Tickets go on sale September 16 on the Friends of Red Top Mountain State Park website.

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  • Clicks in the Night, a Batty Experience

    Clicks in the Night, a Batty Experience

    10/31/2015 - 10/31/2015

    Join an AmeriCorps Ranger to learn the importance of this favorite Halloween Mascot. Help us build Bat Boxes to expand the bat's habitat. Take your box home or leave it at Red Top Mountain to help our bat population grow. Spaces are limited, pre-register by phone or at the Park Office by October 28.

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  • Iron Pour

    Iron Pour

    11/14/2015 - 11/14/2015

    Watch a demonstration of our iron furnace, harking back to the days of iron production in the Allatoona mining community. Purchase a scratch block mold and create your own piece of cast iron art. Molds go on sale at 2 p.m. and supplies are limited.

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  • Christmas at the Cabin

    Christmas at the Cabin

    12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015

    Yuletide celebrations of the 1800s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the Vaughan cabin. Santa will be available for photos and Christmas visits.

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