We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Top Mountain State Park

Address: 50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
Phone Number: 770-975-0055
Website
Improve this listing
89%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing. Visitors can...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.

Hotels near Red Top Mountain State Park

Write a Review

120 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    67
    38
    12
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fayetteville, Georgia
Top Contributor
722 reviews 722 reviews
143 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Acworth, Georgia
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
20 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cartersville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cartersville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cartersville, Georgia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cartersville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a beautiful park with great lake views as you hike through the many hiking trails. Many hiking trails to choose from. All different lengths for different people. I love this place. Worth the drive!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cartersville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went last weekend to walk the nature trails, the fall colors on the trees was great, trails are well maintained. Lots of things to do if your a nature lover, biking, hiking, kayaking etc. If you live close check it out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been to Red Top many times, and I have always had a great time. Sometimes we go to just hang out and bar- b-que, swim, and you can also rent boats and just cruise around the lake. There is jet skis available or just move down here and bring your own toys. This place is great for all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was in the area for the weekend visiting friends and went looking for a place to walk and this was recommended. It's a very nice park with places to camp - tent and campers - along with picnic areas, playing fields, a nice lake, and lots of walking/hiking trails of all different levels. a $5 day pass to park... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Red Top Mountain State Park also viewed

 

Been to Red Top Mountain State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Top Mountain State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?