PLOT SUMMARY: Located on Lake Allatoona, Red Top Mountain State Park connects visitors to nature and history. This park is a popular location 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 surrounded by trees. While best known for the 12,000 acre lake, Red Top Mountain is also a great destination for hikers and mountain bikers with more than 15 miles of trails winding through forests. Visitors can pack a lunch to eat at one of the picnic shelters. Group shelters and the park’s event room may be rented for meetings, parties, reunions and other celebrations. There are also playgrounds, educational programs and a miniature golf course. Overnight guests can rent one of the park’s cottages, a lakeside yurt or set up at the campground.
Red Top Mountain was once an important mining area. Its name comes from the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content. Iron pour programs are occasionally held at the park.
ADMISSION: $5 Daily ParkPass. You can also all buy an annual pass for $50.
ADDRESS: 50 Lodge Road SE, Acworth, GA 30102
Miniature golf (Additional fee)
ACCESSIBILITY: There is a short, paved trail behind the park office. This trail starts at the office parking lot and makes a loop around on the shore of Lake Allatoona. It is ADA accessible for the entire length. A focal point is the 1869 Vaughan cabin located along the trail. – PLOT Contributor: Carden Wyckoff, Disability Advocate freewheelinwithcarden.com
An ADA accessible restroom is located near the boat ramps at the park’s bridged entrance:
PLOT YOUR NEXT MOVE: https://gastateparks.org/RedTopMountain