Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia.
Numerous scenic overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, cascading streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. The summit visitor center and picnic tables are popular with travelers in northeast Georgia. Nearby are Tallulah Gorge State Park, Moccasin Creek State Park, and the town of Clayton with art galleries, restaurants and shops.
Rental cottages with mountain views and a modern campground make this a great mountain getaway. Tent campers can even choose from more secluded “walk-in” sites or primitive backpacking sites.
Campers with RVs should be aware that the park entrance includes a two-mile climb with a 10% grade, and the campground has a number of tight turns.
Most camping rigs exceeding 25 feet are not recommended. Due to the incline and the high elevation, the park may close during periods of icy weather.
Black Rock Mountain Georgia
3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy, Mountain City, GA 30562, United States
The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.
The park has 44 shared tent and RV campsites, 12 walk in campsites, four backcounty sites and a pioneer camp for parties of 10 or more all available for visitors to enjoy. In addition, the park has 10 dog friendly cottages available for rental. Each site has water, 30 amp electrical service, picnic table, grill and fire ring. The nearby comfort station has a washer/dryer.
The parks 17 acre lake is open for fishing where anglers can expect to find bass, bream, catfish, perch, trout .
Visitors are welcome to bring there canoe or kayak to explore the parks small 17 acre lake. There are no rental facilities operated in the park.
The park has 11 miles of hiking trails for visitors to enjoy.
In addition to picnic tables in the developed area of the park there are two picnic shelters that visitors can reserve.
The park has 44 shared tent and RV campsites that can accommodate up to a 25 foot motorhome. Each site has water, 30 amp electrical service, cable, picnic table, grill and fire ring. The nearby comfort station has a washer/dryer.
Leave No Trace
Georgia State Parks are proud community partners of LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER FOR OUTDOOR ETHICS. Everyone is advised to comply with the following:
PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITOR
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