Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth

4.8
#23 of 109 in Nature in Georgia
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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  • We decided that we needed to get outside and enjoy some different scenery. We decided on Fort Mountain State Park because it is less than a two hour ride from home for us. We hiked the Gahuti Trail....  more »
  • Spent an afternoon at the park hiking and enjoying the scenery. The lake side trail is very peaceful and a nice slow walk to just relax and enjoy the views. We went up to the Fire Tower and stopped...  more »
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  • 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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