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Red Top Mountain State Park

50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
+1 770-975-0055
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Great trails for all levels of activity

Great place to take the family to hike by the lake. I’ve run and race at the park many times. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canton, Georgia
via mobile
My most favorite local outdoor place!

Beautiful lake environment w/something for everyone. I love the paved trail around the lake and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Teresa D
Cartersville, Georgia
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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.
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  • Average6%
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“hiking trails” (19 reviews)
“iron hill” (12 reviews)
“fire pit” (7 reviews)
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50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
+1 770-975-0055
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to take the family to hike by the lake. I’ve run and race at the park many times. The trails are well marked and maintained. The campground is open year round.

Thank SGI_Beachman
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Beautiful lake environment w/something for everyone. I love the paved trail around the lake and lodge w/my dog it's an easy, short and beautiful walk & beautiful view which includes an Outdoor Classroom area for my grand-daughter to stop, play and be VERY creative for...More

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The state has invested some much-needed funds into improvements, and WOW! is all I can say! A must see!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Spent Christmas with the family in a couple little cabins at Red Top Mountain State Park. The staff was very accommodating at check-in, the facilites were rustic, yet clean and charming. The view of the water was lovely and watching the sunrise and sunset on...More

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great looking park, many nice campgrounds, leaves had just started turning. 8 point buck and a doe ran across road and we just barely missed them. Going to return for longer visit.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Spooky but not too scary hayride. Great for younger kids! The storyteller after the hayride was great, with creepy but kid-friendly stories. If you have a teen or are looking for really scary, this hayride might seem a bit tame. But if you like spooky...More

Thank ParenthoodNJ
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Cottage 17. It was roomy with 2 full beds in both rooms. The floor was nasty (our socks were black) and the kitchen had everything you need...stove, microwave, full size frig/freezer, dish washer, toaster, and coffee pot. There's also a small porch...More

Thank jessicaq448
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This parks setting is on lake Allatonna. There are several trails available to hike that vary in distance. I like the 3.5 mile hike that has lots of short ups and downs. There is a fee to park unless you have an annual park pass....More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Park has several great hiking trails and many of them are by the lake. You can find every type of trail.

Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

this park has a lot of trails for hiking alone are with the entire family. the lake is beautiful and there are many tables for lunch. If you like fishing it is a great area with easy access to lake. there is a $5 parking...More

Thank William D
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Beverly H
21 August 2017|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
I nor for sure what the cottage have. But you can drive for about 0 minutes and watch the Braves live.
Beverly H
20 July 2017|
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Response from Redtop Manager R | Property representative |
The one bath cottages have full size beds and the two bath cottages have queen size beds.
Dana Marie H
15 June 2017|
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Response from Redtop Manager R | Property representative |
The "walk in" campsites at Red Top are really just our tent sites in general. Most have parking directly with each campsite, a few do require a short walk but nothing more than 30-50 feet.