Black Rock Mountain State Park

Supported by a local Friends chapter, the Black Rock Buddies, 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.

Special Story - Black Rock Mountain Trail Blazers

Black Rock Buddies is a dedicated group of volunteers who work with the park personnel to help maintain and improve the park for visitors. The Buddies spend hundreds of hours every year coordinating events and raising funds to help keep Black Rock Mountain one of North Georgia’s premier state parks. 

This year, the Buddies have focused on park beautification by planting flowers and maintaining the landscape at the park entrance. They have begun similar work at the Visitor Center, the Mellinger Center, and the Pollinator...

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Upcoming Events

Oct 13 Oct 13 Black Rock Buddies Monthly Meeting

Join the Black Rock Buddies in the Mellinger Center for their monthly meeting.

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October 13, 2022, 5:00 pm October 13, 2022, 6:00 pm
Oct 15 Oct 15 Black Rock Mountain's Tales on the Trail

Volunteer to help the Black Rock Buddies and park personnel with their annual family-friendly fall event on the Black Rock Mountain State Park Lake Trail.

Black Rock Mountain Lake Trail Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568
October 15, 2022, 2:00 pm October 15, 2022, 4:00 pm
Space Available

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Nov 10 Nov 10 Black Rock Buddies Monthly Meeting

Join the Black Rock Buddies in the Mellinger Center for their monthly meeting.

3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway Mountain City, Georgia 30562
November 10, 2022, 5:00 pm November 10, 2022, 6:00 pm
Dec 10 Dec 10 Holiday Jamboree on the Mountain

Volunteers needed to assist park personnel as they host guests/participants for holiday fun.

3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway Mountain City, Georgia 30562
December 10, 2022, 2:00 pm December 10, 2022, 4:00 pm

Black Rock Mountain State Park Volunteer Mailing List

Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?