Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge

3.67 out of 5
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Campground Description

This popular park on 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from Park Marine. Twelve miles of hiking trails wind through the park, providing opportunities for exercise and to explore a reconstructed 1860s log cabin (open and staffed on Saturdays). The park’s lodge, restaurant and meeting facilities make Red Top a great getaway for family reunions and business groups. A 3/4-mile paved trail behind the restaurant is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Named for the soil’s rich red color caused by high iron-ore content, Red Top Mountain was once an important mining area for iron.
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Posted by: Mongoose on June 25, 2009
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    Campground Activities

    ■Allatoona Pass

    ■Hiking and Biking – 12.5 miles of wooded trails, 3/4-mile paved accessible trail

    ■Biking -- 4-mile Iron Hill Trail

    ■Boating and Skiing – marina, 2 ramps, 2 docks

    ■Fishing – private boats permitted, no HP limit



    ■Ranger Programs

    ■Miniature Golf ($3)


    ■Cartersville/Bartow County, Georgia

    ■Gordon County, Georgia

    ■Park Marina at Lake Allatoona

    ■Sandy Springs, Georgia

    ■Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site

    ■New Echota State Historic Site

    ■Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site

    ■Rome, Georgia

    ■Tellus Science Center

    Reservation info

    Reservations (800) 864-7275
    Lodge Reservations (800) 573-9658
    Park (770) 975-4226

    Camping Fees

    $23-$25 / $105-$135 / $75-$130

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    Reviews of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge

    Reviewed by sammyw on June 3, 2015

    (2 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    oo bad the park is nice, cause the staff is horrible. while I was out there with my wife and a kids a group of swimmers pulled up next to a handicapped van and was so close the owner couldn't even open the door, let alone get their little daughter who was in a wheelchair in the van, they asked very politely if the people could move their car the old guy said "f**k You!", HE ACTUALLY SAID THAT, i COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, i WANTED TO THROTTLE THE RUDE S.O.B. but my wife asked me to keep my cool and someone else went to get the park manager, he showed up, and told the people with the handicapped van THEY SHOULD HAVE FOUND A BETTER PLACE TO PARK. I couldn't believe it, so a group of us helped the guy get his van out and calm his daughter down, not one single park employee helped they just stood there looking when we looked over in the trees near the lake, the whole swimming group and the park manager was pointing to the van and laughing!, I will never go back to that disgusting place!
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    Reviewed by BBurke on April 8, 2013

    (2 out of 4 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    I have camped Red Top for 20 years. It's a campground that offers much in the way of privacy and seclusion. Tons of things to do in and around the park especially if you enjoy swimming and/or fishing. The only negative thing I can possibly think about this campground (and it's not the park's fault) is that the urban sprawl has very much affected the serenity of this park. Don't get me wrong, while camping you still feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta, those activities seem to spill out onto the lake during the more popular part of the season.
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    Reviewed by Mongoose on June 25, 2009

    (5 out of 10 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    This park is awesome and provides outstanding fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing or kayaking. Also has some off-road mountain biking. Facilities are great and well maintained, and the Yurt we stayed in was different, but relaxing. This park has some very nice hiking trails with great scenery. Definitely a place to be able to relax or if you are a outdoors person. Highly recommended for all!
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    Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge 3.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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