Fort Mountain State Park

Supported by a local Friends chapter, Fort Mountain offers hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach, while stables offer guided horseback rides and stall rental throughout the year. Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day

Recently, Friends partnered with Mohawk Industries and EarthShare of Georgia at Fort Mountain State Park in celebration of Earth Day and a joint desire to conserve and project Georgia’s treasured resources.  Manager Brad Ballard led about 25 Friends volunteers and Mohawk employees in spreading gravel and removing hazardous roots and debris along Fort Mountain State Park’s most popular trail: Lakeside Trail. 

Volunteers of all ages worked side by side to make the Lakeside Trail more accessible for all guests to enjoy the...

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Equestrian Workday - Fort Mountain

Sponsored by the Georgia Equestrian Trail Riders in partnership with Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the 13th Annual Statewide Equestrian Workday will be held at equestrian sites around the state on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  

This is a rain or shine event.  Please sign up in advance using the contact listed below.  Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who sign up in advance.  Please sign up by March 3 so we can plan for food.

Please bring tools such as shovels, gloves, pruners, etc.

To sign up for this event at Fort Mountain, contact Rebecca Kilgore at 706.429.5075 or

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