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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Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables.

Mountaintop cottages surround a small playground, while campsites are nestled under rhododendron and gnarled oaks. Tent campers will appreciate the walk-in sites that allow extra privacy. The park's small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close during icy weather. RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads.

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

  • Waterfall Hike

    Waterfall Hike

    10/22/2017 - 12/10/2017

    Bring the family and meet the Park Naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking area for a short hike to the Park's Hidden Gem, Greasy Creek Falls. Enjoy nature as the children splash in the cool, clear waters of the pool at the base of the falls. Bring snacks and drinks to make a day of it. Good walking shoes are necessary.

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  • Sunset Hike

    Sunset Hike

    10/28/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors Center at 6:30 p.m. for a short hike to the Tennessee Rock Overlook. From the overlook, you can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Be sure and check the times as the sunsets are getting earlier each week.

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  • Full Frost Moon

    Full Frost Moon

    11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    On this night, we will be able to view the full moon from the Black Rock overlook at the visitors center. Native tribes called this moon phase the full frost moon as it signified the coming of the first full frost. Join the park naturalist at the overlook to view the moon rising in the east.

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  • Morning Nature Hike

    Morning Nature Hike

    11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Join Americorps and the park naturalist for a nature hike on the Tennessee Rock Trail. You will be able to see plants and trees as they transition to late fall phase.The Tennessee Rock trail is a 2,2 mile loop and is considered a moderate hike. Be sure to wear suitable clothing for this autumn hike, with good hiking shoes. Meet at the trailhead.

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  • Black Bear Awareness

    Black Bear Awareness

    11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Come by the amphitheater near the Mellenger Center and learn about the black bear. Black bears live here in our park and, sometimes, are misunderstood. Join Americorps and the park naturalist to become familiar with the black bears' habitat and behaviors. Create a bear paw t-shirt.

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  • Stargazing

    Stargazing

    11/17/2017 - 11/18/2017

    Come to the Black Rock overlook at the Visitors' Center for exploration of the heavens above us. Learn the ways to locate planets and stars in the Solar System. Americorps and the park naturalist will meet you at the overlook for some stellar viewing.

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