Northwest Georgia – Discover a New Getaway Today!
Georgia is known for having one of the best state park systems in the nation, protecting more than 77,500 acres of natural beauty. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Colonial Coast, Georgia has an exceptional variety of scenery, as well as a rich and colorful past
Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge
18 cottages, 92 campsites, 33 lodge rooms. Hiking – 12 miles of wooded trails, 3/4-mile paved accessible trail. Boating and Skiing – marina, 2 ramps, 2 docks, Fishing – private boats permitted, no horsepower limit,, Picnicking, Swimming, Interpretive Programs, Miniature Golf
Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge, This popular park on 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. Several hiking trails wind through the wooded park, providing opportunities to look for wildlife and explore a reconstructed 1860s homestead. The park’s lodge, restaurant and meeting facilities make this park a great getaway for family reunions and business groups. A paved trail behind the restaurant is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Named for the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important mining area for iron
Fort Mountain State Park
15 cottages, 70 campsites. Hiking and Backpacking – 14 miles of trails, Mountain Biking – 30 miles of trails, trail fee, Fishing and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal), Miniature Golf (seasonal)
Fort Mountain State Park derives its name from an ancient 855-foot-long rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious wall is thought to have been built by Indians as fortification against other more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. Situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest close to the Cohutta Wilderness area, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in northern Georgia. Most wind through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, occasionally crossing streams and providing spectacular vistas. During the summer, children will enjoy the sand beach located on a clear mountain lake.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites http://gastateparks.org/