Historic High Country / Cartersville

Red Top Mountain State Park

659 Red Top Mountain 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: 92

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Pull-thru Sites

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • First Day History Hike on Iron Hill Trail

    First Day History Hike on Iron Hill Trail

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Start the New Year off on the right foot by exploring Iron Hill on this ranger-led hike through the wooded pathways of the northwest Georgia iron industry. Search for our hidden gems from homesteads to iron mines and more. Consider bringing water and snacks for your journey. We will meet in the Iron Hill parking lot.

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  • George Washington Carver Park Memories Day

    George Washington Carver Park Memories Day

    02/24/2018 - 02/24/2018

    This annual celebration recalls the fond memories created by many families across the southeast at Georgia's first state park for African Americans, established in 1950 on Allatoona Lake near Cartersville. The public is invited to see new renovations and historic interpretation made possible by grants from Explore Georgia Tourism, as well as share their photographs and memorabilia from early days at The Beach. This year's celebration will also feature the African American Quilt Project led by... read more