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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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  • We hike here often. We enjoy the trails and location. Very peaceful. The trails are well marked. The staff at the offices are very informative and friendly. Beautiful views of the surrounding water an...  more »
  • This park is very clean and no trash to be seen. The Paths are very wide which makes it easy for passing. I do wish they had more dog trash containers throughout the walk. I mean who wants to carry ar...  more »
  • Went hiking on the well marked trails in December. Very enjoyable particularly since my dog and I seemed to be the only ones there. This place has many spectacular views of the surrounding water and w...  more »