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Red Top Mountain State Park

50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
+1 770-975-0055
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Clean trails and beautiful views.

We stayed in Cottage 17. It was roomy with 2 full beds in both rooms. The floor was nasty (our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wetumpka, Alabama
via mobile

This parks setting is on lake Allatonna. There are several trails available to hike that vary in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter J
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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.
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50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
+1 770-975-0055
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Cottage 17. It was roomy with 2 full beds in both rooms. The floor was nasty (our socks were black) and the kitchen had everything you need...stove, microwave, full size frig/freezer, dish washer, toaster, and coffee pot. There's also a small porch...More

Thank jessicaq448
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This parks setting is on lake Allatonna. There are several trails available to hike that vary in distance. I like the 3.5 mile hike that has lots of short ups and downs. There is a fee to park unless you have an annual park pass....More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Park has several great hiking trails and many of them are by the lake. You can find every type of trail.

Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this park has a lot of trails for hiking alone are with the entire family. the lake is beautiful and there are many tables for lunch. If you like fishing it is a great area with easy access to lake. there is a $5 parking...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A long shoreline along with lots of wooded peninsula's make for an enjoyable outdoor experience. Whether just walking, fishing on Lake Acworth, or both, this state park is well worth the trip. The park has marina's for renting or launching ones own boat. There are...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best camping experiences beautiful views of the lake easy in easy out campsites and an awesome staff who goes above and beyond to help.

Thank MoonWillow420
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great trails, not difficult and great views of the lake. May see see wild life like deer and you can fish along the way.

Thank Darrel W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our son stayed in the campground and thought it was a really nice place. We visited the park and thought that it offered lots of activities for families. Naturally beautiful and well mantained.

Thank 119cdh
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This place was originally recommended to me years ago, as a great place for "first time campers". When someone says something like that I immediately think boring and go someplace else. My family and our friends camped there for the first time last weekend and...More

1  Thank expansiveworld
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Red Top is a beautiful place just outside of Atlanta where you can truly enjoy the outdoors. You can go boating, fishing, hiking or just enjoy a picnic in a peaceful setting. They have boat rentals, campsites, picnic areas and walking trails for an easy...More

1  Thank Millie T
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Beverly H
20 August 2017|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
I nor for sure what the cottage have. But you can drive for about 0 minutes and watch the Braves live.
Beverly H
20 July 2017|
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Response from Redtop Manager R | Property representative |
The one bath cottages have full size beds and the two bath cottages have queen size beds.
Dana Marie H
14 June 2017|
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Response from Redtop Manager R | Property representative |
The "walk in" campsites at Red Top are really just our tent sites in general. Most have parking directly with each campsite, a few do require a short walk but nothing more than 30-50 feet.