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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  • Iron Pour

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  • Group Shelter

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  • Boat Docks & Marina

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  • Boat Rentals

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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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    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

Events

  • First Day Hike at Red Top

    First Day Hike at Red Top

    01/01/2015 - 01/01/2015

    Ready to bring in the New Year on a healthy note and get out and enjoy nature? Join a Ranger for a different type of hike. Meet at the Visitor Center for a moderate 3.5 mile hike on the scenic Sweetgum Trail. Explore the many ways you can use nature as a fitness gym. Bring water, dress comfortably, and wear your hiking shoes.

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  • Powerhouse Strong in the Park

    Powerhouse Strong in the Park

    01/10/2015 - 01/10/2015

    Powerhouse teaches individuals to avoid physical and emotional attacks through basic techniques including holistic approaches to personal safety by teaching emotional, verbal and physical self-defense. Build courage, self-esteem and confidence - heighten your sense of leadership and performance.

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  • Hills of Iron and Iron Pour

    Hills of Iron and Iron Pour

    03/21/2015 - 03/21/2015

    The iron business was one of Georgia's first industries long before the Civil War. Take guided tours of the historic Iron Hill section and watch molten iron pour from an operating blast furnace at 2800 degrees Fahrenheit. Scratch block molds will be available for purchase so you can make your own keepsake.

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