Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge Campground

Cartersville, Georgia
(View camping near Cartersville, GA)

Campground contact

Ownership: State Government
Official website:
Posted by: Mongoose on June 25, 2009

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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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

Campground Amenities

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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Q: can you rent canoes and kayaks at the marina -David Kiser

A: I'm not sure, but you can call them at 770-975-0055.

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Reviews of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge

Reviewed by BBurke on April 8, 2013

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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

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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 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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