Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area


1052 Old River Rd., SE
Cartersville GA 30121

This National Historic Register site, known as Cooper's Iron Works, is the only remnant of the 1830's town of Etowah, and Georgia's Iron Empire run by Mark A. Cooper until Sherman destroyed it in 1864 during the Civil War. A Blue & Gray Trail site, the Iron Works site offers picnic facilities, hiking trails, and a playground at the base of the Allatoona Dam.

Coopers Furnace Day Use Park is open seasonally and is situated along the north bank of the Etowah River.  The park has lots of single car parking, no trailers allowed.  This park also allows a great view of the dam from downstream.

Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
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