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This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. A sand swimming beach is nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees, providing a great place to cool off during summer. Picnic shelters and group shelters may be rented for meetings, parties, reunions and other celebrations. Guests often stay overnight in rental cottages, a spacious campground or the park’s lakeside yurt.
While best known for the 12,000-acre lake, Red Top Mountain is also a hiker’s haven. More than 15 miles of trails wind through the forested park, providing opportunities for exercise and nature photography. A short, paved trail behind the park office is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, welcoming guests to explore a reconstructed 1860s homestead. The gravel-topped 4-mile Iron Hill Trail is open to both hikers and bikers, offering pretty views of the lake’s shoreline.
Named for the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important mining area. Iron pour programs are occasionally held near the Vaughn Cabin behind the park office.
Red Top Mountain State Park Business Plan
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
If you are interested in scheduling a program, please call the Red Top Mountain Naturalist at 770-966-8199.
ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
• 1,776 Acres
• 18 Cottages ($95-$170) -- #17 and #18 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, limit 2)
• 92 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites ($19-$28) -- RV pull-throughs are not waterfront
• 1 Yurt ($60)
• Pioneer Campground ($28 and up)
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($50)
• 2 Group Shelters (seat 150 and 200, $240-$285)
• Swimming Beach (seasonal)
• Mountain Cove Discovery Room – nature exhibits and ranger programs
THINGS TO DO & SEE:
• Boating and Skiing – marina, 2 ramps, 2 docks, private boats permitted, no horsepower limit
• Hiking – 12.5 miles of wooded trails, 3/4-mile paved accessible trail
• Biking -- 4-mile Iron Hill Trail, Muddy Spokes Club
• Ranger Programs
• Mountain Cove Discovery Room
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Visit Allatoona Pass
• Weddings (park approval required)
Visit our Gift Shop!
While visiting the park, be sure stop in at our Park Office gift shop. You'll find gifts, books, apparel, toys for children, and much more to please nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Open daily between 8AM to 5PM.
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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
|Grab your binoculars and join Ranger Marcus in the Discovery Room to tally birds in the Wildlife Garden. Coffee will be provided. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.|
Storytime - "Tudley Didn't Know"|
Friday, Dec 13, 2013 11 AM to 12 PM
|Ranger Marcus reads the story of a very special painted turtle in the children's book "Tudley Didn't Know." Tudley is a painted turtle who doesn't know he's not supposed to be able to fly, sing, hop, or glow. Great for younger children. Program is in the Discovery Room at the Park Office. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.|
First Day Hike at Red Top|
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 8:30 AM to 10 AM
|Join us for a Ranger-led hike to help get your New Year's resolution of to a good start. Site Manager Daniel Hill will be leading a hike on the White Tail Trail, which is easy to moderate and one mile in length (round trip). Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Meet at the trailhead in the Park Office parking lot. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.|
First Saturday Hike|
Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
|Guided 3.5 mile hike on the Sweetgum Trail with Ranger Marcus. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.|