Black Rock Mountain State Park

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Black Rock Mountain State Park

Georgia

(706) 746-2141

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Things To Do

Overview

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. Nearby are Tallulah Gorge State Park, Moccasin Creek State Park, and the town of Clayton with art galleries, restaurants and shops.

Rental cottages with mountain views and a modern campground make this a great mountain getaway. Tent campers can even choose from more secluded "walk-in" sites or primitive backpacking sites. Campers with RVs should be aware that the park entrance includes a two-mile climb with a 10% grade, and the campground has a number of tight turns. Most camping rigs exceeding 25 feet are not recommended. Due to the incline and the high elevation, the park may close during periods of icy weather.

Map of Black Rock Mountain (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.909162, -83.417988

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Activities

  • Boating

    Visitors are welcome to bring there canoe or kayak to explore the parks small 17 acre lake. There are no rental facilities operated in the park.

  • Camping

    The park has 44 shared tent and RV campsites, 12 walk in campsites, four backcounty sites and a pioneer camp for parties of 10 or more all available for visitors to enjoy. In addition, the park has 10 dog friendly cottages available for rental. Each site has water, 30 amp electrical service, picnic table, grill and fire ring. The nearby comfort station has a washer/dryer.

  • Fishing

    The parks 17 acre lake is open for fishing where anglers can expect to find bass, bream, catfish, perch, trout .

  • Hiking

    The park has 11 miles of hiking trails for visitors to enjoy.

  • Picnicking

    In addition to picnic tables in the developed area of the park there are two picnic shelters that visitors can reserve.

  • RVing

    The park has 44 shared tent and RV campsites that can accommodate up to a 25 foot motorhome. Each site has water, 30 amp electrical service, cable, picnic table, grill and fire ring. The nearby comfort station has a washer/dryer.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. year-round.

Directions

Driving

Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Hwy. 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(706) 746-2141

Campground reservations

(800) 864-7275

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