Northeast Georgia Mountains / Hiawassee

Brasstown Bald Visitors Center & Recreation Area

2941 Hwy. 180 Spur
Hiawassee, GA 30546

706-896-2556 | 706-896-4137
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The Brasstown Bald Visitors Center sits atop Georgia's highest mountain at 4,784 feet above sea level. Surrounded by the Chattahoochee - Oconee National Forest, its cloud level observation deck offers stunning 360-degree views of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and valleys. On a clear day, one can see four states. The unique circular building is home to an 8,000 sq. ft. museum featuring interactive cultural and natural history exhibits. A short film about the dramatic weather and changing seasons at Brasstown Bald plays regularly in the mountain top theater. The summit can be accessed from the parking lot by shuttle service or hiking the half-mile Summit Trail. More hiking trails are also available for your enjoyment. There is a gift shop at the parking lot offering forest related merchandise, including locally made goods. A small fee is required for park entry and the shuttle bus. Enjoy picnicking, hiking, and scenic views.

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


  • Gazers of the Galaxy

    Gazers of the Galaxy

    09/07/2018 - 09/07/2018

    Have you ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered what was "out there"? Now's your chance to view Brasstown Bald's scenic vista in a whole new light - or dark! We'll be meeting up with our astronomy friends at the highest point in Georgia to discover the hidden mysteries of Georgia's darkest sky. Astronomer, Alex Langoussis, will guide you though the night, interpreting the wonders of the universe through his galactic stories and expertise, with the opportunity to use a high powered telesc... 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