Black Rock Mountain State Park

Black Rock Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-746-2141

 

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"Revel in the diverse eco-systems along rugged terrain or breathe fresh air from mountain top vistas overlooking pristine Appalachian forests at Black Rock Mountain, uniquely positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide and reaching altitudes of 3,640 feet as the highest State Park in Georgia."

Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables. 
 
Mountaintop 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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/BlackRockMountain

Open March 16–December 15

From December 16–March 15, the park is closed.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,743 Acres
• 10 Cottages — #5 & #10 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 44 Campsites
• 12 Walk-in Campsites
• 4 Backcountry Campsites
• Pioneer Group Campground
• 2 Picnic Shelters
• 17-Acre Lake
• Summit Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking & Backpacking — 11 miles of trails
• Picnicking
• Photography
• Fishing
• Canoeing & Kayaking
• Geocaching
• Playground

Nearby Attractions:

• Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Mountains
• Blue Ridge Parkway
Chattahoochee & Nantahala National Forests
• Chattooga River
• Clayton, Georgia
• Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• Highlands, Georgia
• Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
Moccasin Creek State Park
• Mountain Top, Georgia
• Southern Highroads Trail
Tallulah Gorge State Park


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Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
A fun-filled day at Black Rock! Be at the Mellinger Center at 10 AM and we'll make Black Rock Canjos 'till Noon. Then, at 1 we'll have our Cornhole Contest -single elimination for competitors. Are you going to be the Winner? At 3 we'll have plenty of wooden snake to paint. Don't miss these events, they're fun for the whole family?  $5 for the materials for your canjo $5 for the materials for you snake $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Make your own Walking Stick and hike to Greasy Creek Falls.
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 12 PM to 5 PM
Meet at the Mellinger Center where we'll have everything you need to craft your own personalized walking stick. You'll be able to use it on the hike to Greasy Creek Falls which starts a 3 p.m. at the Black Rock Lake Parking area.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hidden Gem
Build Your Own Canjo
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM from Jun 3, 2017 until Dec 2, 2017 
Join the Black Rock Naturalist and Volunteer Les Barnett at the Trading Post for a morning of music and family fun, building your own Canjo. We provide the raw materials for the job. Make a family heirloom that you can enjoy for years.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
In celebration of National Trails Day, come join us for a Tri-State hike. At 2PM we will meet at the Tennessee Rock Tail head this hike is 2.2 miles and will last about 2 hours. Wear good hiking shoes and bring water. $5 parking pass required. 706-746-2141. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Build Your Own Guitar for Only $50
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Meet with the Park Naturalist and local Guitar maker Les Barnett at the Marie Mellinger Center for a fabulous evening of craftsmanship. We'll have all the parts you'll need to craft your own personalized and working Cigar Box Guitar. Come create a heirloom that you'll enjoy for years. Register starting March 18, 2017. Limited to 10 slots per day.  $50 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Volunteer Day
2nd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 4 PM from Jun 10, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
We need special people! Every 2nd Saturday is Volunteer Day at Black Rock Mountain State Park. Come help us in keeping the Park and its trails pristine throughout the year. Parking is free for volunteers and you'll earn the inner satisfaction of a job well-done along with a special Volunteer T-shirt for your service. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia
National Dog Day
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 7:30 PM
Your best friend needs a little adventure to celebrate National Dog Day. He or she will appreciate the cooler temperatures at Black Rock, and a good dog hike will be refreshing as well. With all the marvelous things to see, smell and bark at, you can share the day together. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Address/Directions
Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562
Rabun County


GPS Coordinates:

N 34.9069220 | W -83.4083750
Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Highway 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.


Park directions map

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Black Rock Mountain State Park
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562 View Details


  34.906922
Black Rock Mountain State Park