Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville

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Red Top Mountain State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is located in the northwestern part of the state, on the northwestern edge of metro Atlanta, in southeastern Bartow County near Cartersville. Named for iron-rich Red Top Mountain, the park covers 1,776 acres (6.32 kmĀ²) on a peninsula jutting north into Lake Allatoona, formed on the park's north and east sides by the Etowah River arm and on the west by Allatoona Creek arm.During the 1864 Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War, the Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought on a battlefield near the park. (The battle of Allatoona Pass National Historical Registry Marker is across Lake Allatoona on the south side, off Allatoona Road, or the Emerson exit off Interstate 75.) The park's main popularity however comes from being near Atlanta, and just off Interstate 75. It is one of the most-visited parks in the state. A modern lodge was constructed in 1985, but closed, along with the restaurant and conference rooms, June 30, 2010 due to statewide budget cuts.
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  • August 13, 2017
    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.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Great trails, not difficult and great views of the lake. May see see wild life like deer and you can fish along the way.  more »
  • July 30, 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.  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Love this place. Great little beach with bathrooms (no lifeguard). Tons of parking tons of picnic areas. Small but adequate playgrounds (mostly slides). Mini golf! Great views!
  • May 5, 2017
    Very nice little park. I did the Iron Hill trail in late afternoon in May and it was really nice. Its a 4 mile long wide, flat trail that winds through the south western section of the park. Very easy to walk and they allow mountain bicycles too! The views along the shore are great.
  • June 19, 2017
    Great place to enjoy a relaxing day at the lake. Downside is parking is not free, and they only accept cash (who still carries cash??) I was lucky enough that someone gave me their parking pass as they were leaving. All was awesome except the outdated payment methods.
  • June 20, 2017
    Really good place for camping, recreation, swimming, boating and other relaxing. The bridge cross the lake give you unbelievable scenes. I like it very much. Also it is not too far from downtown, about half an hour
  • June 12, 2017
    Love this park. Trails are are well kept and marked. Great for a casual stroll with kids or a trail run. Great place to be in the woods that is close to Atlanta.

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