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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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our tent camping experience in sites 45 & 46. Went with family and friends in early October and weather was fantastic. Bugs not too bad. Some gnats and flies around water, but not t...  read more »
  • This place has been a flavourite of mine for quite some time! Love walking the trails they have around the waters edge. There are even nice little trails through the woods!!!! Who knows you might see ...  read more »
  • This is a great park for all kinds of activities. We frequent the park to conduct Civil Way Re-enactments (on the small scale), Living History demonstrations that depict life before Buick, and just to...  read more »
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