Black Rock Mountain State Park
Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City , GA 30562
Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton
off U.S. Hwy. 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain
WELCOME to Black Rock Mountain State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park is a 1,743 acre Georgia state park
located near Mountain City in Rabun County. It is named after its
sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss and encompasses some of
the most outstanding countryside in Georgia's Blue Ridge
Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of
3,640 feet, the park provides many scenic overlooks and spectacular
80 mile vistas of the southern Appalachian Mountains. On a clear
day, four states are visible: Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, and Tennessee.
In addition to Black Rock Mountain itself, the Park includes four
other peaks over 3000 feet in altitude, making this scenic natural
area the highest state park in Georgia.
There are four hiking trails through lush forests, alongside
cascading mountain streams and around 17 acre Black Rock Lake. The
2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Trail crosses Black Rock Mountain's cool
north slope before climbing across the mountain's summit.
From the trail's namesake feature- Tennessee Rock itself- hikers
enjoy vistas that extend northward into the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, including Clingman's Dome, the highest point in
The 7.2-mile James E. Edmonds Trail is named for "Mr.
Eddie" Edmonds, one of the park's earliest and longest-serving
rangers. This rugged trail features four secluded campsites which
allow backpackers with reservations to escape into the park's quiet
The Ada-hi Falls Trail is named for the Cherokee word for
"forest." The quarter-mile trail begins near the entrance
of the park's popular RV camping area and leads hikers into a moist
north-facing cove filled with rosebay rhododendron.
Most of the rock outcrops found throughout the park are made of
biotite gneiss, a metamorphic rock that underlies a large portion of
the Georgia Blue Ridge. Black Rock Mountain State Park was
established in 1952 and originally consisted of 1,000 acres.
Long before the Park was established, Rabun County native John V.
Arrendale began assembling the area that would later become the
Park, making his first 70 acre purchase in 1938.
Numerous purchases have added to the Park's area since it was
established 1952, including 301 acres added in 1995 with funding
received from then-Governor Zell Miller's Preservation 2000 land
- 44 Tent/RV/Trailer sites
- 4 Backcountry Campsites
- 12 Walk-In Campsites
- 10 Cottages
- 2 Picnic Shelters
- Pioneer Camping
- Summit Visitor Center
- Hiking - 11 miles of trails
- Lake Fishing - bass, bream, catfish, perch, trout
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