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Fort Mountain State Park Entrance Signs
Fort Mountain State Park picnic by lake areaFort Mountain derives its name from an ancient 855-foot-long rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain.

Park Amenities & Activities
- The mysterious wall is thought to have been built by Indians as fortification against other more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. Situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest close to the Cohutta Wilderness area, this 3712-acre park offers a variety of outdoor activities.

BulletPark is located in the Chattahoochee National Forests and close to the Cohutta Wilderness Forest.Bullet It features ancient 855 foot-long rock wall that stands on the highest mountain point in GA. Bullet80 tent, RV and trailer campsites cable TV hookups Bullet3 pioneer campgrounds Bullet4 back country campsites Bullet6 platform campsitesBullet10 walk-in campsitesBullet15 cottages - some are dog friendlyBullet7 picnic sheltersBullet1 group shelter that seats 80 peopleBullet17-acre lake with swimming beach (seasonal) Bulletseasonal pedal, canoe and fishing boat rentalsBulletseasonal miniature golfBullet27-mile mountain bike trail - fee Bullet14 miles of nature hiking and backpacking trailsBullet 25 miles horseback riding trails - fee BulletField Trips and Scout Programs BulletGeoCaching BulletWeddings (park approval required) BulletMobility impaired accessibilityBulletSee a Fort Mountain State Park Map - Video included Experience Fort Mountain State Park. See more info, pictures and video .Video included
Campgrounds
50 foot Campsites hold the following equipment: 1 tent, 2 tents, a pop-up trailer, a trailer up to 50', or a motorhome up to 50'. Each site has water, 20 & 30 amp electrical service, cable, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. Comfort station has washer/dryer. Maximum 6 people per site. Maximum 2 vehicles per site. White sites are 50 foot.
Tent Walk-In Campsites hold the following equipment: 1 or 2 tents. Sites are located 237 feet from the parking area. Each site has a picnic table, grill, and water. There is a bathhouse located in the main campground. Tents must be pitched on designated tent pads. Each pad will hold up to two tents with a maximum of 6 people.
Pioneer Site - This is a primitive, rugged site for groups only. Site is off to itself, 520 feet from parking area. Shelter is a 10x14 Adirondack shelter with no water or electricity. Outhouse on site. Tents are permitted in the immediate shelter area. Only one fire is permitted and it must be in the existing fire ring. Minimum 10 persons.
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Platform Campsite - Site is located 200-400 feet from parking area. The platform is made of wood with a tin roof. There is water on site and a fire ring but no electricity. Only one tent is permitted but sleeping bags and pads are allowed under the shelter. Comfort station is in the main campground.
Fort Mountain State Park playgroundBackcountry Campsite known as #1 Hogpen: Backpacking only. Located 1.4 miles from trail head. Moderate terrain. Water may be available from wet weather creeks. Campers must arrive in time to allow at least 1 hour of hiking before dark as no permits are issued for night hikes. Obtain permit in park office during normal hours.

Backcountry Campsite known as #2 Goldmine: Backpacking only. No water source. Located 3.3 miles from trail head. Campers must arrive in time to allow at least 1 hour of hiking before dark as no permits are issued for night hikes. Obtain permit in park office during normal hours.

Backcountry Campsite known as #3 Moonshine: Backpacking only. Water source 150 yds east of campsite. Primarily wet weather stream. Located 2.5 miles from trail head. Campers must arrive in time to allow at least 1 hour of hiking before dark as no permits are issued for night hikes. Obtain permit in park office during normal hours.

Backcounty Campsite #4 known as Rock Creek: Backpacking only. 20-25 minute hike to site. Water may be available from wet weather creek. Fire pit only. Park in Cool Springs or Fort parking lot. Campers must arrive in time to allow at least 1 hour of hiking before dark as no permits are issued for night hikes. Obtain permit in park office during normal hours.
Cottages
2 Bedroom Cottges - Cottage 1 is ADA accessible. Each bedroom has two double beds and one full bath. Sleeps 8. Bed and bath linens provided. Fireplace (wood not provided). Heat/AC. Cable TV. No phone. Screened porch on #'s 1,2 3 & 4. Large open deck on #'s 6, 7, 9 10, 12 & 14. Grill and picnic table outside. Fully equipped kitchen has stove/oven, coffee maker, pots/pans, dishes, utensils, cups/glasses, refrigerator, & dishwasher. Bed and bath linens provided.
Fort Mountain State Park Beach
3 Bedroom Cottges - Two bedrooms have two double beds. Third has one double bed. Sleeps 10. Has two full baths. Bed and bath linens provided. Fireplace (wood not provided). Heat/AC. Cable TV. No phone. Screened porch on #5, Large open deck on #'s 8,11,13 & 15. Grill and picnic table outside. Fully equipped kitchen has stove/oven, coffee maker, pots/pans, dishes, utensils, cups/glasses, refrigerator, & dishwasher. Bed and bath linens provided.
Group Shelter is an end shelter. Beautiful lake/beach view, screened building. Has restrooms, grills, tables/chairs, stove, & refrigerator. Also has wheelchair ramp and accessible restrooms available. Max capacity 80. All visitors are required to have parkpass.
Picnic Shelters
Yellow Hiking trail at Fort Mountain State ParkPicnic Shelter #1: Open-sided covered shelter. Located 200 yds from lake. Has water, electricity, tables, and grills. Restrooms 100 yds away.

Picnic Shelter #2: Open-sided covered shelter. Across street from group shelter and to beach. Has water, electricity, tables, and grills. Picnic shelter is the most accessible to restrooms (50 yards).

Picnic Shelter #3: Open-sided covered shelter. Shelter near mini golf and next to playground. Has water, electricity, tables, and grills. 100 yds to restrooms. Short walking distance to lake.

Picnic Shelter #4: Open-sided covered shelter with deck. Shelter next to playground. Has water, electricity, tables, and grills. Restrooms 60 yds away. Short walking distance to lake.

Picnic Shelter #6: Open-sided covered shelter. Located at old fort area away from main day use activities. 60 yds from restrooms. Lights and electrical outlets under shelter. Easy walking distance to the old fort. CCC era structure.

Picnic Shelter #7: Open-sided covered shelter. Located at old fort area away from main day use activities. About 50 yds from restrooms. Shelter has fireplace. Lights and electrical outlets under shelter. Fireplace. Easy walking distance to the old fort. CCC era structure. All visitors are required to have ParkPass.
Hours and Fees, Contact, Address, Driving Directions and Map
Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm - $5 Parking Fee - Call to reserve and cancel campsites and cottages. Phone: 706-695-2621 at 8 am - 5 pm - Campsite and Cottage Reservations: 1-800-864-7275 - Address: 181 Fort Mountain Park Road, Chatsworth Georgia 30705 - GPS Coordinates: N 34.7613010 and W -84.702702 - Located 8 miles east of Chatsworth via GA Hwy 52. Take I-75 Exit #333 off I-75 toward GA Hwy. Park Facilities Map
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