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The view from the observation deck
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The view from the observation deck
Description - Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotitegneiss, encompasses 1,718 acres of 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 a ten mile hiking trail system afford close-up views of wildflowers, streams and forests.

Campers will find 48 tent, trailer, and RV sites, 11 walk-in campsites, and four backcountry campsites. Ten cottages and two picnic shelters are also available. Visitors can take advantage of a Summit Visitor Center and a 17 acre lake.

Recreation - Black Rock Mountain State Park offers many activities such as camping, including RV, backcountry, and pioneer, a 10 mile hiking trail system, picnicking at summit sites, and fishing.

Climate - The climate in northern Georgia is generally temperate. Short, cool winters give relief from hot summers. Most visitors enjoy this area during long, mild fall and spring seasons.

Location - Black Rock Mountain State Park is located in the Highlands Region in the northeastern corner of Georgia. To reach the park, take Black Rock Mountain Parkway 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Hwy. 441 to Mountain City. Look for brown directional sign in Mountain City.

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We HIGHLY recommend the walk-in campsites for tent campers at this park. Private, wooded, level, gravel tent pads; hot showers; great rate ($10, no hookups). There is a pump at the restroom/shower station. There 11 sites to choose from, none of them poor. We had 'I' and were very pleased. Because of bear in the vicinity (we encountered none), you must keep all food, coolers, cookware, etc. in your car, and the parking lot is a downhill from sites 'G' through 'K' and uphill from 'D' and 'E'. Sites 'A' and 'B' and 'C' are farther up the road from the restrooms, but definitely within walking distance. No RVs are allowed in this area or the access road, which is really nice for tent campers! We'd definitely come back to this spot, and we hope to do it soon.

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Contact Information:
Black Rock Mountain State Park, P.O. Drawer A , Mountain City, GA, 30562, Phone: 706-746-2141

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Highlands Region - This area comprises the northern quarter of the state. Gainesville is the major city within this region. The terrain in this area is lush and mountainous.

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