Northeast Georgia Mountains / Hiawassee

Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center

2941 Hwy. 180 Spur
Hiawassee, GA 30546

706-896-2556 | 706-896-4137
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The Brasstown Bald Visitor Center atop Georgia's highest mountain (elevation 4,784 feet) is open seven days a week April through December. Facilities at the summit include exhibits, a video program, and an observation deck with a 360-degree vista. Hike to the summit on a half-mile trail, or take the shuttle bus. There is a gift shop at the parking lot. Small fees for parking and the shuttle bus. Enjoy picnicking, hiking, the visitor center and the craft shop.

Gates to Brasstown Bald will be closed in inclement weather. Call before your visit to confirm that facilities are open and to confirm directions. Sometimes GPS devices can be inaccurate.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    After Hours $3 per person age 16 and older

    Interagency/Golden Senior or Access Pass Holders $2 Shuttle Fee (Free Entrance)

    Visitor Center and Day Use Area (Includes entrance fee and shuttle fee) $5 per person age 16 and older


    Nature Trails


    Georgia Visitor Information Centers

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site


    Gift Shop

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities


    Information/Services Provided

    Shuttle Service

    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Geology and Natural Communities Talk & Walk at Brasstown Bald

    Geology and Natural Communities Talk & Walk at Brasstown Bald

    08/18/2018 - 08/18/2018

    400 million years ago…..that's how we will begin as two authors team up to reveal the geology of the Brasstown Bald area and how it influences plants and animals! Geologist Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia and biogeographer Dr. Leslie Edwards, co-author of Natural Communities of Georgia, will present a slide talk, "A Window through Time: Geology and Nature at Georgia's Highest Summit," followed by a book signing and a walk along the mountain. There will be a ta... read more

  • Raptor Meet ‘N Greet at Brasstown Bald

    Raptor Meet ‘N Greet at Brasstown Bald

    10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018

    Master Class falconer and educator, Buster Brown, will bring native and non-native raptors from Georgia Mountain Falconry to the Brasstown Bald Visitors Center. Two special presentations will take place at Noon and 3 p.m. in our mountain top theater along with a two hour meet n' greet in between. Presentation seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The roster includes: Red-tailed Hawks, a Harris's Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Lanner Falcon, Eastern Screech Owl, and Eurasia... read more