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Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth

#22 of 108 in Nature in Georgia
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Fort Mountain State Park is a 3,712-acre (15.02 km2) Georgia state park located between Chatsworth and Ellijay on Fort Mountain. The state park was founded in 1938 and is named for an ancient 885-foot-long (270 m) rock wall located on the peak. The nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places describes the wall as "more of a marker than a fortification, separating the north peak from the southern end."
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  • I had an awesome two days at Fort Mountain State Park. The campsite was perfect with a nice view overlooking the lake. The nearby restroom/bathhouse was clean and well maintained. I had the...  more »
  • This is THE park for hiking and mountain biking, though the mountain bike trails I explored were very tough and not for the faint of heart. There were more hiking trails than we could explore during....  more »
  • What amazing VIEWS! Great hike up to the Tower. Take some food to sit and eat - the views are really cool! The park also has a quaint trading post. The rest of the park is also worth exploring - the lake is beautiful with a short trail around it, beach area is good - fishing is good and a large kids play area. Good place to unwind after a hike up the mountain.
  • Great trails and views. Being from Florida, lake swimming is not really our thing, but others seemed to think it was great. There is a nice playground for the kids. Many grills and picnic tables near the trails. The fort was finally rebuilt but we visited on a weekday and it is only open on the weekends apparently. The longer trails can get a bit narrow but are still fun and have more wildlife.

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