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Red Top Mountain State Park - Georgia

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Red Top Mountain State Park is a park in Georgia. It is located in the northwestern part of the state, on the northwestern edge of metro Atlanta, in southeastern Bartow County near Cartersville. Named for iron-rich Red Top Mountain, the park covers 1,776 acres on a peninsula jutting north into Lake Allatoona, formed on the park's north and east sides by the Etowah River arm and on the west by Allatoona Creek arm.

During the 1864 Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War, the Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought on a battlefield near the park. (The battle of Allatoona Pass National Historical Registry Marker is across Lake Allatoona on the south side, off Allatoona Road, or the Emerson exit off Interstate 75.) The park's main popularity however comes from being near Atlanta, and just off Interstate 75. It is one of the most-visited parks in the state. A modern lodge was constructed in 1985, but closed, along with the restaurant and conference rooms, in 2010 due to statewide budget cuts.

Conversations/Things we learned:

This park is basically located on an island on Allatoona Lake. This is a nice park and a good place for camping, fishing, and swimming. I found park to be clean and there are plenty of amenities for the family. The only concern I found was many of the camp grounds are privately owned and therefore, makes it difficult to know when you can drive and where you can’t.

Contact Information:

50 Lodge Road SE

Acworth, GA 30102

Visitor Center (770) 975-4226

Reservations (800) 864-7275


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Beach Area


Grass Amphitheater

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