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Red Top Mountain State Park

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Address: 50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
Phone Number: 770-975-0055
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Description: This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing...
This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. A sand swimming beach is nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees, providing a great place to cool off during summer. Picnic shelters and group shelters may be rented for meetings, parties, reunions and other celebrations. Guests often stay overnight in rental cottages, a spacious campground or the park’s lakeside yurt. While best known for the 12,000-acre lake, Red Top Mountain is also a hiker’s haven. More than 15 miles of trails wind through the forested park, providing opportunities for exercise and nature photography. A short, paved trail behind the park office is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, welcoming guests to explore a reconstructed 1860s homestead. The gravel-topped 4-mile Iron Hill Trail is open to both hikers and bikers, offering pretty views of the lake’s shoreline.Named for the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important mining area. Iron pour programs are occasionally held near the Vaughn Cabin behind the park office.
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We love this state park. The camping is good and the facilities are well maintained. We enjoy the boat ramps and day use areas around the park for year round enjoyment of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Cartersville, Georgia
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Cartersville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love this state park. The camping is good and the facilities are well maintained. We enjoy the boat ramps and day use areas around the park for year round enjoyment of the park. I hope they re-open the lodge once the business from Lake Point picks up and brings more people to our area. I love mountain biking the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful parks I've ever seen...and I've been to a lot. Iron Ridge Trail is amazing and follows the breathtaking beauty of untouched Lake Allatoona. I like to take the trail 30 minutes in and 30 minutes out to enjoy the lake view the whole time. Also a great bike trail...flat all the way...

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Cartersville, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live close by and go to Red Top quite often; for hiking, mountain biking, nature watching, and kayaking/swimming. Some of the areas can get quite crowded, but you can find areas that are quieter, if you know where to look. The ranger staff here is fantastic! If you ever get a chance, be sure to catch an Iron Pour--one-of-a-kind... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are a lot of nice state park and lake access in Cartersville and Canton area. This is a great place and only 15mins from our home. We get a senior yearly parking pass for $25 and come and go all summer. No fee to enter just a car parking fee in some areas.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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167 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I like coming here, mainly for Lake Allatoona. The lake is great, a lot of area to take your boat around. The forestry part of the park is great as well.

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Acworth, Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was always a favorite place of mine and my husband's to come. He would launch his jet ski and I would bring a folding chair and sit and read a book. The deer would come right up to you. That was my favorite part...but then the Dept. of Natural Resources decided that they needed to control the deer population... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Red Top Mountain State Park's largest enclosed pavilion for a Veterans Appreciation dinner put on by Georgia State Congressman Christian Coomer. The speaker was U.S. Congressman elect Barry Loudermilk. Catering was by Scott's Walk-Up BBQ. Very nice venue. Plenty of parking. Have also been there for Vietnam Veterans picnics at the open air pavilions. Every experience at... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a very nice park. Plenty of walks and bike areas also boat ramps and different marinas have recreation rentals. We love the camping and the amenities for campers. Military have the Naval MWR (not large RV friendly) area and what was once the Army recreation area was turned over to the State so now anyone can use the... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Red Top Mountain State Park is a clean park. The cabins are great to stay in with the split bedroom plan. My wife rented one for my birthday and it was a lot of fun. We have a boat that we keep in the marina there and have been there almost 20 years and just enjoy the drive into the... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Filled with wildlife and natural beauty...great fishing and camping. Great place to visit any time of year, but it's most beautiful when the leaves are turning in the Fall.

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