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

  • Tri-State Hike

    Tri-State Hike

    09/10/2016 - 11/19/2016

    Take a refreshing 2.2-mile nature hike through the beautiful wildflower-filled forest of the Tennessee Rock Trail. Stop to rest at the overlook while you enjoy stunning mountain views stretching across North Carolina and into the distance as far as Clingman's Dome, Tennessee. Meet the Park Naturalist at the Tennessee Rock Trail.

    Saturday, Jul 9, 2016
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug 6, 2016
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug 27, 2016... read more

  • Trailblazers Wanted – Your State Parks Day

    Trailblazers Wanted – Your State Parks Day

    09/24/2016 - 09/25/2016

    Want to spend a day up in the higher elevations, surrounded by nature and helping to improve the trails on Black Rock Mountain? Join our trailblazing crew to help in repainting the blazes on the Tennessee Rock Trail. Be sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a hat and water.

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  • Trunk or Treat at Black Rock

    Trunk or Treat at Black Rock

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Park visitors can decorate their cars/campers and hand out treats to children as they walk from site to site. Games will be provided for children at the Mellinger Center. Prizes will be awarded for cars/camper and costumes. Please arrive before 5:30 p.m. so that no cars are driving in the parking lot while children are trick-or-treating.

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  • Campfires, Marshmallows and Ghosts

    Campfires, Marshmallows and Ghosts

    10/30/2016 - 10/30/2016

    Get in the mood for Halloween tomorrow night. Join us at the Mellinger Center for old fashion campfire fun! Bring your ghost stories along with plenty of hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over the camp fire as we listen to tales of Appalachian ghosts and goblins.

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