Named after the sheer cliffs and dark-colored rocks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Black Rock Mountain State Park is a scenic 1,743-acre GA State Park that is well known for its breathtaking views and abundant outdoor recreation. At over 3,000 feet, it’s the highest park in the state and offers expansive panoramic vistas of rolling hills and valleys that are the perfect backdrop to an afternoon exploring. Just a 30-minute drive from Glen-Ella Springs Inn, Black Rock Mountain State Park is a must-see when you visit North Georgia. Here are some of our favorite features of the park.
Not only is this GA State Park breathtaking, but the drive up is an adventure itself. Four overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas and are the perfect place for a photo op, so don’t forget to bring your camera! The Cowee Overlook is first on the drive in and sits almost directly above the Ada-Hi Falls. Next is the Nantahala Overlook, which is in the tent and RV parking circle (perfect for campers), and the Blue Ridge Overlook is located on the road to the Visitor Center. Finally, make your way to the Black Rock Overlook that is adjacent to the Visitors Center for more stunning sights.
Black Rock Mountain State Park also provides guests with a number of activities throughout the year that are sure to bring out your inner nature lover. In particular, 11 different hiking trails offer guests a breath of fresh air, excellent physical activity, and some of the best views around.
Because of its high altitude, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close when the weather is icy. During this time of year, RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads. In contrast, the fall, spring, and summer months offer ideal temperatures for adventure, and hikers should wear appropriate footwear and clothing during each season.
After a wonderful day in this GA state park, head back to our Clarkesville bed and breakfast and unwind in one of our beautiful rooms or suites! You can reminisce about all of the amazing things you’ve seen, then refuel with a delicious dinner in our acclaimed restaurant. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures in the mountains!
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