Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth GA
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
RATES: $18 - $38
Cottages - see Reserve America
Reservations can be made for a particular site.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 1 pm/Check out at 12 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - 10 pm.
MAPS: At Visitor Center
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: No
FEATURES: Fishing, Hiking, Miniature Golf and swimming
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Chief Vann House
Echola State Historic site
Fort Mountain Sate Park is in the Chattahoochee National Forest and located between Chatsworth and Ellijay on Fort Mountain. The park was founded in 1938 and is named for an 885-foot-long rock wall located on the peak. The mysterious wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies.
The land, 1,930 acres, was donated to the state by Ivan Allen and officially opened in 1936. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built many of the park's facilities such as the stone fire tower, the lake, the trails and some of the park buildings. In 1990 the park expanded to 3,712 acres.
There are 25 miles of hiking trails and 29 miles of biking trails. According to Georgia Great Places Magazine, "Backcountry hikers and campers relish a hike along the Gahui Trails's 8 miles, home to Goldmine Branch Falls." There are also equestrian trails and guided horseback rides and stall rental.
We stayed two nights in June 2018 on our Southern Highroads Trail trip. The ride to the park was a scenic drive on highway 52. This is an older state park but we thoroughly enjoyed our site. The trails were fun and some are extremely steep.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
Take I-75 to exit 293 to Hwy 411 North to Chatsworth.
Park is located 8 miles East of Chatsworth on Hwy 52.
I-75 N to exit 317 (GA 255 Joseph Vann Hwy) North.
Turn right on SR 52.
Follow SR 52 to Top of Mountain.
Park is on Left
GPS: 34.76111, -84.69944