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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  • 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


  • Rocking Chairs & Picnic Tables -- Your State Parks Day

    Rocking Chairs & Picnic Tables -- Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Help us improve the area behind the Park Office by working in the wildlife garden, assembling rocking chairs for the patio and putting together picnic tables.

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  • Harvest at the Homestead

    Harvest at the Homestead

    09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014

    Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests and more!

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  • Pickleball 101

    Pickleball 101

    09/30/2014 - 09/30/2014

    Looking for a fun physical education activity? Come play pickleball - a combination of ping pong and tennis that is played with wooden paddles and a wiffle ball. This activity is recommended for ages 10 and up. Wear tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tennis courts located off Red Top Mountain Road near the Visitor Center.

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  • Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered

    Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered

    10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014

    Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass.

    A special candlelight tour will be held on Saturday evening in honor of the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Allatoona Pass.

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  • Halloween Hayrides

    Halloween Hayrides

    10/10/2014 - 10/25/2014

    Take a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages.

    Reservations are required. We begin taking reservations on September 14, 2014. Reservations are online only. Visit us online at: www.FriendsOfRedTop.org. See website for dates and times.

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  • Iron Pour

    Iron Pour

    11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014

    Come discover the art of casting metal as we pour molten iron into scratch blocks that you've designed.

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  • Christmas at the Cabin

    Christmas at the Cabin

    12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014

    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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