Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous scenic overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, cascading streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. The summit visitor center and picnic tables are popular with travelers in northeast Georgia. Rental cottages and a campground make this a great mountain getaway.
Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia’s highest state park and offers 10 mountain-top cabins with fully equipped kitchens and rocking chair porches. Two are dog friendly and advance reservations are required. You’ll be surrounded by Blue Ridge Mountains scenery, 11 miles of hiking trails, spectacular overlooks and a small fishing pond.
Mountain top cottages surround a small playground, while campsites are nestled under rhododendron and gnarled oaks. Tent campers will appreciate the walk-in sites that allow extra privacy. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close during icy weather. RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads.
Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Hwy. 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.
Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City , GA 30562