Black Rock Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide

Georgia

Georgia’s highest state park is also one of its most spectacular, with the amazing scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains all around. Roadside overlooks share 80-mile vistas, hiking trails wander past wildflowers, streams, waterfalls, and forests. Camp surrounded by rhododendron and large oak trees, and fish in the lake. 

At 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain stays cool, and can close during frigid winter weather. In the summer, the average high in July doesn’t even hit 80°F. The park gets between 7-10 days of rain - no big surprise when you consider all the flora and fauna that thrive there!

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Weather
Spring 45-76 F
Summer 61-78 F
Fall 38-73 F
Winter 28-48 F
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Nearby Cities
Mountain City, GA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Black Rock Mountain State Park

Camping is available at 44 sites in the park, with electric hookups and a dump station available. There are showers available at the campground. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

River Vista RV Resort

Enjoy the cool, refreshing air of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this campground just 45 minutes from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes 
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, fitness center, laundry, showers

Bald Mountain Camping Resort

Right in the heart of the mountains, this campground is near a Bavarian Village, the Appalachian Trail, the highest peak in Georgia, Lake Chatuge, and the Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, fishing pond, rec room, playground, kayaks and paddle boats

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What to Do at
Black Rock Mountain State Park

Inside Black Rock Mountain State Park

There are a number of things to do at Black Rock Mountain State Park.

Fishing: Fish from shore, or try fly fishing for bass and trout. In fact, one of the largest bass ever caught in the world was caught in Georgia. 

Geocaching: Find coordinates and hints at geocaching.com, then search the park for hidden caches. Geocaching is the perfect activity for the whole family and gets everyone out running around searching for treasures. 

Hiking: From easy 0.10-mile scenic walks to 7.2-mile backcountry loops, the park has something for every difficulty level and for everyone from families with small children to serious backpackers.

Paddling: Canoe or kayak on the small lake in the park. 

Outside Black Rock Mountain State Park

There’s plenty to do outside the park as well! From learning about natural landmarks to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

The Cupboard Cafe

Charlene Johnson, owner of the cafe, promises, “You won’t be disappointed and you won’t go away hungry!” The fresh food, desserts, and biscuits are made from scratch each day.

Type: Cafe

Location: Dillard, GA

The Dillard House

This restaurant serves up delicious breakfasts, lunches, and southern dinner favorites like fried chicken and country-style steak.

Type: Southern

Location: Dillard, GA

Fortify Kitchen & Bar

Fortify Kitchen & Bar has delicious handcrafted cocktails, and southern food with an upscale twist. Try BBQ pork lettuce wraps, fried green tomatoes, or their Sylvan Falls Mill cornmeal crusted Carolina Mountain rainbow trout with lemon scented heirloom rice pilaf.

Type: Southern

Location: Clayton, GA

Shopping

Dogwoods Home

Dogwoods has a curated mix of vintage and modern home goods, including original art from regional artists, furniture, antiques, accessories, women’s apparel, jewelry, rugs, and more. Stop in for a trinket, or do some more substantial shopping for your home

Location: Clayton, GA

Sightseeing

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Come see America’s most visited national park. See vistas of ridge upon ridge of forested mountains, examine plant and animal life, and learn about the Southern Appalachian cultures that have made that area their home.

Location: Gatlinburg, TN

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

This four-hour journey takes riders along the Toccoa River, through the Chattahoochee National Forest. Stop in quaint towns nestled deep in the mountains, and eat, shop, and enjoy all they have to offer, before heading back through forest and past overlooks to the depot.

Location: Blue Ridge, GA

The Biltmore Estates

The Estates include a historic house and museum, reminiscent of a French chateau, that was built for George Washington Vanderbilt II in the late 1890s. It is the largest privately owned house in the United States and is still owned by his descendants. Visitors can tour the house and gardens and take in a variety of exhibits and special events.

Location: Asheville, NC

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How to Get to
Black Rock Mountain State Park

From Mountain City, GA: Take US-23 S/US-441 S. Turn right onto Black Rock Mountain Pkwy. Continue onto Black Rock Mountain Rd. Make a slight right onto Black Rock Mountain Pkwy. The address for the park is 3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway, Mountain City, GA 30562.

Entering Black Rock Mountain State Park

Like most state parks there is a fee to enter Black Rock Mountain State Park

Per Vehicle : $5

Camping with friends and family is a wonderful way to make memories that are sure to last a lifetime! Renting an RV with RVshare takes a lot of stress off of you and makes the trip easier to plan. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and drive, or fly into Georgia and rent an RV, you’re sure to have a trip you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!