Fort Mountain

An 855-foot rock wall is the focal point at Fort Mountain State Park, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest near the city of Chatsworth in north Georgia. The theories regarding why the wall was constructed suggest it was a religious location for the Native American people, and its lovely scenery keep it an important destination today. Fort Mountain comprises more than 3,700 acres of forest and lake country, which provides tourists with plenty of outdoor activities year-round.

This extensive state park in Georgia has a seventeen-acre lake perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, and canoeing. Fort Mountain has 25 miles of trails for those interested in renting horses at the park's stable, 27 miles of trails dedicated to mountain bikers, and fourteen miles of trails for hikers and backpackers.

For vacationers traveling to Fort Mountain State Park to go hiking and camping, the park has tent, trailer, and RV campsites with cable TV hookups available. For extended backpacking excursions, Fort Mountain also offers backcountry campsites, and visitors interested in long-term accommodations can look into renting on of the park's fifteen cottages.

A short distance from the state park in Georgia in nearby Chatsworth, the Chief James Vann House is an interesting historic site open for public tours. Cherokee Indian Chief Vann, who became a wealthy businessman during his leadership, built the house in 1804 but lost it in the 1830s when the Cherokee nation was relocated to Oklahoma by federal troops and forced to walk the Trail of Tears.

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