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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  • Group Shelter

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  • Boat Rentals

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  • Picnic Shelter

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  • Mountain Concert

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  • Cottage

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  • Iron Pour

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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

  • 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. SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours

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  • Halloween Hayrides

    Halloween Hayrides

    10/10/2014 - 10/25/2014

    All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides.

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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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