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Fort Mountain State Park
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This state park is so peaceful. It is so laid back. The lake is nice to go fishing in or taking a boat ride. This is a park that you can spend the day at or you can camp overnight. The campgrounds are really nice. The bathhouses are always clean.

Thank Debra G
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a smaller yet spacious state park that offers amazing views of the mountains and surrounding towns in the valleys. The drive up to the park is scenic. There is a lake and beach with cottages and campsites, and plenty of hiking trails as well. There is also a restore stone fire tower that is sometimes open for tours. A lot of history is found in this park. Definitely recommended for either the tourist or local person to see.

1  Thank DM_1278
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

I have been to this camp ground twice now. It is in a very scenic place. The campground is awesome. Lots of conveniences, clean, safe, fun, affordable etc. The lake is awesome to relax and cool off after a long hike. Or a moonlit swim if your sneaky like me. Last time I went here is was in the high 90s in the town down below and very humid. I was worried I would be miserable there in a tent. There was a late thunderstorm while I was riding my bike that cooled it off. The temperature there at night was perfect. The lake water was warm and steamy, so perfect for a late night dip, don't tell the rangers. While I was biking the camp manager put my stuff out of the rain so it wouldn't get wet. That was so nice cause I had quickly set up camp and went for my typical bike ride. The bike riding is awesome. Steep grades, awesome overlook views, drivers that are understanding. Just perfect for a road cyclist like me.

The beach is nice to get a tan. I always take the 8 mile hike around the whole park. It is awesome. The views are to die for. There are few people there and you feel like you have the whole park to yourself. But watch out for the bears. Saw two. One while biking one while hiking. Very close encounter, but I wasn't scared. They are very scared of humans. Just nice to interact with nature. The fort is pretty cool too, with an ominous story if you read about it.

1  Thank jessicaf1971
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I love the mountains.
And Fort Mountain state park is a beautiful spot in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.
Picnic, swim, hike, or just a ride on a bike, there's a lot to do for everyone.
Enjoy fresh air and sunshine. And find a little bit of heaven.

1  Thank Z9379CNangelab
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Georgia if fortunate to have a well manage albeit underfunded state park system. Fort Mountain is one of the finest and provides families, individuals and groups with opportunities to connect with each other and nature. The park is a little more than two hours from downtown Atlanta.

Accommodation options range from from tent-site (our preferred option) to cabins, and they are all reasonably priced. The four primitive tent sites offered space for two three person tents, a picnic table and a fire ring. We were no more than a two minute walk from a clean, heated bathroom with showers.

The trail system in this park is extensive, offering short excursions to the observation tower to the eight mile Gahuti trail. Pick up a trail map at the park store (well apportioned with souvenirs and fill-in items for campers), and you can combine trails to chart a path that demands exertion but rewards you with solace and natural beauty.

Pleas ebe mindful as this is bear country, and the bears will visit unattended food and garbage. Black bears are generally not aggressive, but the quickly habituate to human food and will lose their fear of people. A fed bear is a dead bear; keep a clean site and no food in the tents. Common sense will keep you safe and perhaps let you enjoy one of North America's most beautiful animals.

I am already planning a return trip with the family. I would visit anytime of year, but be mindful of road conditions during the winter. The journey to the park is lovely, but winding roads and ice require caution. Autumn would be stunning at this park.

Thank William F
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