A scenic drive on Hwy. 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies.
During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach, while stables offer guided horseback rides and stall rental throughout the year. Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites.
15 Cottages ($140-$160) -- #5 and #6 are dog friendly. ($45 per dog, max 2)
70 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$29) – cable TV hookups, some sites close during winter
4 Walk-in Campsites ($15)
6 Platform Campsites ($15)
Group Shelter (seats 80, $115, seasonal)
Pioneer Campground ($50)
4 Backcountry Campsites ($9/person)
17-Acre Lake with Swimming Beach – open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
7 Picnic Shelters ($40-$55)
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Blue Ridge Mountains
Calhoun / Gordon County
Chief Vann House State Historic Site
Cohutta Wilderness Area
Funk Heritage Center
Mountain Top, Georgia
New Echota State Historic Site
Southern Highroads Trail
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.
Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.
Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.