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Fort Mountain State Park Chatsworth

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Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth
GA
30705
Tel: 706 422 1932

Directions

The state park is located at 181 Fort Mountain Park Road in Chatsworth. They are 8 miles east of Chatsworth via. Ga. Hwy 52. Take I-75 exit 333 to GA Hwy 411.

Where are we going today?

Who's ready to get their wild life on! Fort Mountain State Park in northern Georgia, can be found in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest and is a great way for the family to get out into the great, GREAT outdoors!

This mountain getaway has some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia. You can spend the day hiking, or perhaps racing on your super fun mountain bikes. Horseback riders, you're included too as you make your way through the hardwood forest and blueberry thickets. Challenge yourself as you cross streams and explore the picturesque lake.

Hikers - you can also explore and amazing stone fire tower, and an ancient rock wall, both found on the highest point on the mountain. Maybe you can help them solve their problem, because the very mysterious 855 foot long wall is thought to date back all the way to early Indians, who built it as a fortification against more hostile Indians or even for ancient ceremonies. 

A beach in a state park? Why not! During summer families can cool down in that summer heat by the lakeside beach. You can even try your hand at miniature golf, or even rent some pedal boats!

Want some adventure? Try your hand at geo-caching, or get out and try some fishing, paddle-boarding, canoeing or kayaking! 

If you ware looking to extend your family day out into family days out, then you can stay over night in their fully equipped cottages, backpacking campsites or even the campground.

Outdoor fun? Yes please! Fort Mountain State Park is certainly set up for the entire family to have a LOT of it! Enjoy!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5 parking.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Open 7am to 10pm daily. Office hours 8am - 5pm.

Open all year round.

I'm Hungry!

Take a fun picnic, and enjoy some time out in the sun next to the lake!.

Healthy Eating!

It's always great to take a lot of water when going out into nature for a full day. .

Any Top Tips?

The First Time Camper program is great for kids, so make sure you check them out - it's great fun! .

Doing our bit

The park arrange a lot of volunteer days so people can help get involved in the looking after of the park. From trail clean ups to face painting - it's a super fun time! .

Need a little extra help?

Call the park to check accessibility of the trails and park. .

More information

Whilst the park is free, the activities and campgrounds are extra. Campsites from $9 per person. Lake activities and mini golf are seasonal. .

What people are saying?

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    I really enjoyed camping here at Fort Mountain State Park. This was my first time camping in a state park and didn't know what to expect. I will say make sure you bring a tarp or two for your tents because you will be on gravel not grass. Can't say I like that very much because there was a sharp rock that went through my tarp and tent, however I was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the restrooms. I went on the Fourth of July weekend and the weather was perfect. Being up in the mountains kept us from being overly hot. Although bring...Read More

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    Such a wonderful place to visit. The history is neat (even though they don't know everything about the fort itself). The trails are kept up well and easy to hike. Make sure to check out the overlook as it has a wonderful view!

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    The Gahuti 8 mile loop was great, many great views even in summer. Love this place.

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    We have visited many state parks in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and this one is by far the best. We were tent camping. The bathrooms, including showers, were spacious and clean to the likes of what I've never seen in a state park. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We went on a hike to the mysterious "fort" and Ranger Rich was very knowledgeable both about wildlife and local history; it was very interesting. My girls enjoyed a game of minigolf. The last day, we packed up, got in the car, and it wouldn't start - needed a jump. There was...Read More

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    Friendly, fun state park. We saw black bears every day, the first we've seen. Campsites and bath rooms were very clean and the staff friendly. Also the hikes, minigolf and paddleboats are all good fun! We'll definitely be coming back.

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by dutra kat

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I really enjoyed camping here at Fort Mountain State Park. This was my first time camping in a state park and didn't know what to expect. I will say make sure you bring a tarp or two for your tents because you will be on gravel not grass. Can't say I like that very much because there was a sharp rock that went through my tarp and tent, however I was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the restrooms. I went on the Fourth of July weekend and the weather was perfect. Being up in the mountains kept us from being overly hot. Although bring a sweater and heavy blankets for night time. The beach was fine but was a bit over crowed. I'm guessing because we went on a holiday weekend. I loved the fact that the security came through very often making me feel safe. There are definitely bears here so when they tell you to put your things up after use, they mean it. This will include any fishing bait, which we had not and learned our lesson quickly. I also loved the extra features like paddle boating and mini golf. We camped on the side with the electricity and water spouts, which I loved. This was one of the best camping experiences for my family and friends....minus the bear tearing my gazebo screen. On another note, if you happen to be camping by, come say hello and maybe stay with us on our traditional movies Under the stars night held Saturday. Lots of fellowship and laughter.,,Just be sure to pick up all trash. I dont like bears. lol

by Esther Harbert

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We have visited many state parks in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and this one is by far the best. We were tent camping. The bathrooms, including showers, were spacious and clean to the likes of what I've never seen in a state park. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We went on a hike to the mysterious "fort" and Ranger Rich was very knowledgeable both about wildlife and local history; it was very interesting. My girls enjoyed a game of minigolf. The last day, we packed up, got in the car, and it wouldn't start - needed a jump. There was a ranger there within 15 minutes that gave us a jump start - better than Triple A!
Thank you Fort Mountain staff!

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