- 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.
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The view from the observation deck
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.
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.