Northeast Georgia Mountains / Mountain City

Black Rock Mountain State Park

3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy.
Mountain City, GA 30562

706-746-2141 | 800-864-7275
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Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous scenic overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, cascading streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. The summit visitor center and picnic tables are popular with travelers in Northeast Georgia. Facilities include 1,743 acres and a 17-acre lake; 48 tent, trailer, and RV campsites with cable TV hookups; 12 walk-in campsites; four backcountry campsites; 10 cottages; two picnic shelters; pioneer group campground; and a visitors center.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Parking $5

    Activities

    Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Parking Fees

    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Primitive Camp Sites Available, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Sunset Hike

    Sunset Hike

    06/24/2017 - 06/24/2017

    A beautiful sunset is a fine way to end your day at Black Rock Mountain State Park. Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors' Center at 7:45 p.m. for a short walk to the Tennessee Rock. Sunset on this day will be at 8:49 p.m.

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  • Greasy Creek Falls Hike

    Greasy Creek Falls Hike

    06/25/2017 - 06/25/2017

    Join the park naturalist for a short hike to Greasy Creek Falls. This set of falls is a must see if you are departing this day. We will meet at the Black Rock Lake parking lot at 10 a.m. for the half mile walk to our hidden gem. Be sure to bring water and a good pair of hiking shoes.

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  • Fireworks Viewing

    Fireworks Viewing

    07/02/2017 - 07/02/2017

    Come to the overlook at the Visitors Center and watch a fireworks display taking place near Lake Rabun. The display will be miles from the park but clearly visible from the overlook. Bring a blanket and lemonade and begin the Independence Day celebration.

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  • Sunset Hike

    Sunset Hike

    07/08/2017 - 07/29/2017

    Relax at the Tennessee Rock and watch a beautiful sunset. Meet with the naturalist at the Visitors' Center for a short walk to our destination. Good walking shoes, water and a camera are needed.

    Saturday, July 8, 2017
    7:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Saturday, July 29, 2017
    7:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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  • National Dog Day

    National Dog Day

    08/26/2017 - 08/26/2017

    Your best friend needs a little adventure to celebrate National Dog Day. He or she will appreciate the cooler temperatures at Black Rock, and a good dog hike will be refreshing as well. With all the marvelous things to see, smell and bark at, you can share the day together.

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