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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  • Easter Egg Hunt

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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


    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


  • Harvest at the Homestead

    Harvest at the Homestead

    09/19/2015 - 09/20/2015

    Fall was a busy time at old homesteads. Join us by the log cabin for toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking and more. Also enjoy the park's trails, picnic areas, fishing and boating.

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  • Beautify Outdoor Classroom & Create a Pollinator Garden - Your State Parks Day

    Beautify Outdoor Classroom & Create a Pollinator Garden - Your State Parks Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Put finishing touches on our new outdoor classroom, explore the climbing area and help with the nature art area. Plus, help install a pollinator garden to attract monarch butterflies and insects. We'll spruce up our backyard wildlife habitat and pull weeds.

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  • 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.

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