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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 4 days ago
Jackie W
via mobile
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
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“iron hill” (12 reviews)
“park offers” (6 reviews)
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50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
+1 770-975-0055
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Reviewed 4 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

Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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 4 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 20 May 2017 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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dana Marie H
How far is the hike to the walk in campsite, typically?
14 June 2017|
Response from TAMMY H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry we didn't hike. We spent the day on the lake.
Aaron B
Are there any restaurants in the park
29 March 2017|
Response from Bbqman3341 | Reviewed this property |
no, its a state park, but cartersville is about 5 min. away and has plenty
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.