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.

Location

Black Rock Mountain Georgia
3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy, Mountain City, GA 30562, United States

white

Hours

Park 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fees

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

white

Contact Details

Park (706) 746-2141

Reservations (800) 864-7275

Official Website: Black Rock Mountain Georgia

white

Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Black Rock Mountain:

white

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.

Activities & Tips

.

Black Rock Mountain is a must-visit state park in Georgia. Check out other state parks in Georgia here.

Georgia State Parks