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
Horseback riding, fishing and hiking. Daily. Call for fees. Forest Service Road 157. 706-754-6221
Enjoy hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, bird-watching, picnicking and trails. Daily. Free. Call for camping fees. Warwoman Road. 706-754-6221
Located in the Chattooga Ranger District, this recreation area has trout fishing, fall color and remote mountain scenery. campsites available. Daily. Call for fees. Forest Service Road 70. 706-754-6221
Fish for trout in the Tallulah River or hike through nearby Coleman River Scenic Area in this secluded section of the Chattooga Ranger District. Daily. Call for fees. Forest Service Road 70. 706-754-6221
This scenic area offers breath-taking views of the mountains, in addition to hiking, ecotourism and wildlife viewing. Daily. Free. Forest Service road 70. 706-754-6221
Campsites, picnic areas and fishing make this spot a mountain favorite. Daily. Call for fees. Forest Service Road 70. 706-754-6221
Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, boating, swimming and fishing. Campsites with electrical and water hookups are available. Daily. Call for fees. Lake Rabun Road south. (County Road 10) 706-754-6221
Located in the Chattooga River Ranger district, this scenic vista overlooks the mountains along US 76 west of Clayton. Picnickig available. US Highway 76 west. 706-754-6221
This trail passes Holcomb Creek Falls, which drops and flows over the shoals and Ammons Creek Falls, where there is an observation deck. Hale Ridge Road. 706-754-6221