Fort Mountain State Park

Fort Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-422-1932


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"Mystery shrouds the ancient stone wall of Fort Mountain State Park, located near the Cohutta Wilderness, offering you a look back in time to the previous inhabitants, as you discover 60 miles of recreational trails and majestic overlooks."

A scenic drive on Highway 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. 

During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach. Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 3,712 Acres
• 15 Cottages ($145–$250) — #5 & #6 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 70 Campsites ($27–$32) — some seasonal
• 4 Walk-in Campsites ($18)
• 6 Platform Campsites ($12)
• Group Shelter (seats 80, $75–$100) — seasonal
• 3 Pioneer Camps ($50)
• 4 Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
• 17-Acre Lake with Swimming Beach — seasonal
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($30–$55)
Old CCC Stone Fire Tower
• Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:

• First Time Camper Program
• Hiking — 25+ miles of trails
• Horseback Riding — stables; 25+ miles of trails; rules of equestrian trail use
• Backpacking
• Mountain Biking (trail fee) — 27 miles of trails
• Swimming — seasonal
• Fishing
• Boat Rental — seasonal
• Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard & Pedal Boat Rental — seasonal
• Miniature Golf (fee) — seasonal
• Playground
• Geocaching
• Field Trips & Scout Programs
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
Blue Ridge Mountains
Calhoun/Gordon County
Chief Vann House Historic Site
• Chieftans Trail
• Cohutta Wilderness Area
Dalton, Georgia
Gilmer County
• Funk Heritage Center
• Mountain Top, GA
New Echota Historic Site
• Southern Highroads Trail

Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns

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Historic CCC Fire Tower Open House
Saturdays 1 PM - 4 PM – Oct 23, 2016 until Oct 30, 2016 
This is your opportunity to get a free tour of the historic CCC fire tower on Fort Mountain. A ranger will be stationed at the tower from 1-4 PM to share the stories about the tower and the heart. Don't miss the chance to see this recently restored cultural monument. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
5th Annual Black Bear Plunge
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Are you brave enough to start off the New Year with a chilling plunge into the lake at Fort Mountain? Take part in a Fort Mountain tradition that keeps growing each year.  $15–20 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
DoubleTop [DoubleTap] 100 Trail Race
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 5 PM
The DoubleTop[DoubleTap] 100 is a 100 mile, 100 km, and 50 km trail race in the Cohutta Mountains in northern Georgia. Click event title for more details. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Murray County

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.7613010 | W -84.702702
Located 8 miles east of Chatsworth via Highway 52 (take I-75 exit #333 toward Highway 411).

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Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705 View Details

Fort Mountain State Park