Named after an ancient and mysterious 855 foot-long rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain which is ... More
Fort Mountain State Park
Named after an ancient and mysterious 855 foot-long rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain which is thought to have been built by Indians as fortification against other more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies, this 3,712 acre park is situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest close to the Cohutta Wilderness area and features 70 tent and RV sites, 15 cottages, a 17 acre lake with a swimming beach, picnic shelters, 14 miles of hiking trails, 30 miles of mountain biking trails, a miniature golf course, fishing and pedal boat rentals, and 18 miles of horseback riding trails.
We went up the 75/ 411 way on way back to Ellijay......... Coming from Chattsworth was like wow. You see this big mtn right beside the town, the drive up be careful..... the park was nice, we tried paddle boats, we tried to fish no luck. We did a few short hikes.. Camped 2 nights in the walk in area. Would not recommend that unless fit and parking caused car damage for me. They have huge bolders could not see in low car.NOT enough parking for the 4 walk ins and we had to pull up on side, scratched bottom front bumper pretty bad which upset me,with few on front. They need to change this. We saw deer and heard owls. Clean nice park great views. Shower are was one of the best I seen this year camping,Lake in better shape than Vogel.
We spent the week after Christmas here for many years. Occasionally it looked like a winter wonderland and you can expect to get some serious fog during that time of the year so driving can be dangerous. If you like to hike there are some great hiking trails. The park and cabins were always very clean and the staff was always friendly.
I loved this park, because it's so far removed from any noise and the views are beautiful. We were very happy with all the different activites and were especially happy with how clean and well maintained the park is. Most state parks have drawbacks, but I can't think of one here. It's very easy to get to and I recommend not coming from Ellijay, but from HWY 75 to 411. Not nearly as many windy roads to travel.
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