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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 Hiking Trails

We have been walking the trails on this mountain for over s year now and it's always exciting we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jackie W
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Hidden gem of a park!

I’m glad I stumbled upon this neat lil gem of a park. I hiked the 3.9 mile Iron Mountain loop, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
redneckITengineer
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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%
  • Poor1%
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“hiking trails” (17 reviews)
“iron hill” (12 reviews)
“fire pit” (5 reviews)
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50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been walking the trails on this mountain for over s year now and it's always exciting we love the trees and the lake wonderful.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m glad I stumbled upon this neat lil gem of a park. I hiked the 3.9 mile Iron Mountain loop, and took a lot of side trails. There’s some hidden gems back there, a completely abandoned campground, buildings, docks, vehicles, roads, campsites, RV sites, and...More

Thank redneckITengineer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though there are many, many sites encircling Lake Allatoona, this one has it all - swimming beach, camping, hiking, a little free library, miniature golf, and a Civil War Battle area. The beach is very family friendly; however, the tables are up the hill...More

Thank LAURIE S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one afternoon to visit the State park. It was a beautiful day do we had lunch in a wooded area overlooking the lake. We then drove to the marina and made a last minute decision to rent a boat to see the lake...More

Thank TAMMY H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a night here mid-week. It was lovely. Super easy late check-in with an envelope waiting for us. Clean restroom and spacious campsite. Red Top mtn. Has non-site specific reservations so it might get a bit tricky to find a desirable spot if they are...More

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps I can add pictures later. This is a beautiful "Day Use Area" that I could call a park. It was sad to see litter, including a makeshift grill, empty package of chicken, pair of boots, swim trunks, diaper and other trash. How sad. Someone...More

Thank Sabrena B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed the second week of May 2017 in a 35 foot class A motorhome. First, all the good things. Beautiful location very woodsy campground. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Views of the lake are incredible. Hiking trails are phenomenal. Iron Mill trail is open...More

1  Thank PapaTheGreatest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not very far from free parking to kayak put in. Also picnic spots available! Would definitely return. Very clean restrooms available.

Thank tmf101
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best state parks! It has everything...good hiking, lake, beach, mini-golf, and more. They usually have some type of activity going on! They have great cabins and camping also!

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful, clean park. We are currently in a 20' back in spot, next to the yurt, on the lake. It was important to us to get a spot on the water so my husband could fish from our site. We got...More

Thank cdsno1
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Dana Marie H
How far is the hike to the walk in campsite, typically?
14 June 2017|
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Response from TAMMY H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry we didn't hike. We spent the day on the lake.
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Aaron B
Are there any restaurants in the park
29 March 2017|
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Response from Bbqman3341 | Reviewed this property |
no, its a state park, but cartersville is about 5 min. away and has plenty
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puschecktrans
Can you park a large class A RV and get out and hike?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you need to check how close those area's are to the hiking trails, I know they are close to the lake area's.
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