Fort Mountain State Park

Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth: Hours, Address, Fort Mountain State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort Mountain State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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H5297VLrebeccad
Lakeland, FL67 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We took the kids and dog here. Hiked the lake and played on the playground. Gorgeous park very easy hike. Pretty easy drive up the mountain from Ellijay
Written January 17, 2022
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Mr and Mrs P
48 contributions
Nov 2021
We went Thanksgiving week which had quite a cold morning of about 28 degrees. We went for a hike and it was very pretty. There were many moments it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. There were other people there but not many and it wasn't crowded. Beautiful view from the observation area along the hike. We saw many birds, squirrels, and chipmunks. Definitely a better option than some of the other overcrowded parks we went to. They also had camping and mountain biking which looked fun.
Written November 26, 2021
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Kedron
Atlanta, GA24 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I visited on Nov 7 on a beautiful sunny fall day. I know tourists head to north Georgia for the fall foliage in Oct, but I have found that the first few weeks in Nov can be colorful as well. We picked up some fried chicken and potato salad from a grocery store in Chatsworth and set out for a picnic at Ft Mountain. There are many picnic tables, some near the restrooms which were cleaner than I have ever seen before. (Walls had been painted, sinks worked properly, plenty of bath tissue in each stall, and clothes changing areas built on the side of the building for swimmers in the summer). We hiked the trail to the scenic overlook platforms. A small kid yells out "look, a bald eagle" and yep, it circled overhead for about 1 minute then headed to the east. White head, white tail, just beautiful. I have lived in GA all my life but never saw a bald eagle here before. For another scenic overlook, don't miss Cool Springs. It is a very short walk to the platform for a gorgeous mountain view. The trees were so colorful here. My reason for not giving 5 stars is because of the lack of parking. We were prevented from driving past a certain point until the cars cleared out. We were told cars were parked on the grass, etc, so they temporarily closed the road. Nice that the park is that popular these days, but surely additional parking areas can be constructed. We encountered the same parking issue at Cloudland Canyon, except that they would not even let us enter the park. Come on, Georgia, make room for your visitors!
Written November 9, 2021
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Pli876
Euless, TX288 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Great and beautiful place! I was there for a trail race and the staff even gave my wife and I the code to enter a camping area to use the showers after the race!
Written October 10, 2021
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SoquiL.
3 contributions
Sep 2021
We spent 5 glorious days at Fort Mountain Park in Georgia. Two hours away from Atlanta International Airport and you are in a different world. We stayed in cabin 14. The cabin was clean, with all modern conveniences. We were notified that they had issues with WIFI, but we came prepared with board games and downloaded movies. The people at the visitor center were nice and helpful. Everything was well organized. Your could even buy essentials there. Two bears came roaming near the cabin. Great experience
Written September 29, 2021
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Kevin
5 contributions
May 2021
The cottages in the park are an excellent place to stay. This park has a lot of trails, but the crown goes to the Gahuti Trail. I enjoyed it but was exhausted at the end. This trail could be easier for a younger and fitter person. It is a must-do for anyone visiting this park.
Written July 14, 2021
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS772 contributions
May 2021
Because we were on a tight schedule, we visited here in the morning when we really couldn't see much because of the fog. However, the drive on the mountain roads getting here are worth the trip even if the views from the park are not spectacular. Make sure you have plenty of gas before you go as there is none close to the park. Also, don't rely on the gps signal on your cell phone to navigate here as you will lose it & not have it for many minutes at a time. Make sure you have a paper highway map if you are not from the area.
Written May 30, 2021
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Mabry-57
Tallahassee, FL16 contributions
Apr 2021
I had an awesome two days at Fort Mountain State Park. The campsite was perfect with a nice view overlooking the lake. The nearby restroom/bathhouse was clean and well maintained. I had the opportunity to visit with the head ranger and was most impressed with his passion for this park. I will certainly be back!
Written May 6, 2021
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC567 contributions
Mar 2021
This is THE park for hiking and mountain biking, though the mountain bike trails I explored were very tough and not for the faint of heart. There were more hiking trails than we could explore during our three nights of camping and we would love to go back and do more hiking. The camping areas are good, with spots somewhat close together but not excessively so and dividing up the camping into separate areas helps make it seem like where you are is a smaller campground. For those looking for a shorter hike/walk with family, the lake walk is quite nice.
Written April 29, 2021
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Louise P
3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
We stayed in cottage #12 and we were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the cottage. Everything you need in the kitchen and it was very clean and modern. We did some hiking on several of the trails and woke up to snow one morning.
Written February 8, 2021
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