Black Rock Mountain State Park, Mountain City

#2 of 12 in Parks in Rabun County
Black Rock Mountain State Park is a 1,743 acre Georgia state park located west of Mountain City in Rabun County, Georgia. It is named after its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an elevation of 3,640 feet, the park provides many scenic overlooks and 80 mile vistas of the southern Appalachian Mountains. On a clear day, four states are visible: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In addition to Black Rock Mountain itself, the park includes four other peaks over 3000ft in elevation, making it the highest state park in Georgia.
The park is closed during the late fall and winter .
Most of the rock outcrops found throughout the park are made of biotite gneiss, a metamorphic rock that underlies a large portion of the Georgia Blue Ridge. Black Rock Mountain State Park was established in 1952 and originally consisted of 1,000 acres (4 km²). Long before the Park was established, Rabun County native John V. Arrendale began assembling the area that would later become the Park, making his first 70acre purchase in 1938. Numerous purchases have added to the Park's area since it was established in 1952, including 301 acres (1.2 km²) added in 1995 with funding received from then-Governor Zell Miller's Preservation 2000 land acquisition program. Several smaller acquisitions have added acreage to the park's southwest corner since then.
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  • On Saturday my wife and I traveled to Georgia’s highest state park. At 3640 feet and positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide this park offers spectacular views of the fall foliage. As you drive ...  more »
  • My daughter and I actually hiked here AFTER hiking down in the Tallulah Gorge for over 3 hours (yes, we are crazy). The lady working in the park office was SO friendly and helpful. We ended up walking...  more »
  • Sorry we drove by this park dozens of times before finally visiting. It was sensational. Georgia's highest State Park peaks at 3,600+ feet. Great vistas and wild flowers and easy in and out access. Just park sure you understand the trail signs and what kind of hike you want.
  • Amazing state park with lots of great hiking and beautiful views. Highest elevation state park in Georgia. Campground that will accommodate smaller travel trailers, pop-ups and smaller RVs. I pulled my 24 footer up to the park with my Tacoma. Stayed in site 36, was a bit cozy with the sites next to me, but still nice.

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