Brasstown Bald Visitors Center & Recreation Area


2941 Hwy. 180 Spur
Hiawassee GA 30546


  • Visitor Center and Day Use Area (Includes entrance fee and shuttle fee): $8.00
  • Interagency/Golden Senior or Access Pass Holders: $3.00
  • After Hours: $5.00

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 10:00am - 5:00pm


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-square-foot 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 mountaintop 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. An $8.00 fee is required for park entry and the shuttle bus. A $3.00 pass is for people that have the access pass or senior pass IF they want to take the shuttle. It’s free for those individuals if they walk the summit trail to the tower. 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.

Special Tags
  • Film
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Concessions
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Restrooms
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