Head out to the Cohutta Wilderness with your furry friend by your side to get to Fort Mountain State Park. This park is steeped in rich history as it contains an ancient Native American stone wall along with a stone tower built a little more recently in human history.
You'll find 88 campsites at this state park, ranging from platform sites to full hookup, pull-through RV lots. Prices start at $ 10 per night and go all the way up to $225 for cottage stays, 2 of which allow doggos inside. A ParkPass is required to get into the park and sells for $5 per vehicle. There are also picnic shelters available to reserve, along with one large group shelter that can fit up to 80 people (which is only open in the warmer months). Drinking water is available on-site, as is a small gift shop for picking up souvenirs of your stay.
Campers here like to spend time in or around the small lake that is accessible from the grounds. The beach area is perfect for lounging while boat rentals make it easy to paddleboard, kayak, aquacycle, canoe, or pedal boat around in the water. Take your pooch out and try your luck at geocaching or head out on over 25 miles of hiking trails to experience the beautiful and historical landmarks that sit in this park. Mountain bikers also enjoy trekking on these trails, so if you're an avid biker, be sure to bring your wheels along!
Our furry friends are welcome at all campsites in Fort Mountain State Park except for the pioneer sites. All that the park asks is that you keep your pooch on a standard, non-retractable leash and that you always clean up any waste they leave behind and dispose of it properly.
For any that would like to spend days discovering people of the past in between fun times on the lake, Fort Mountain State Park is the perfect place to do both.