Situated at 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia’s highest park and is often home to much cooler weather than the rest of the state, offering relief for much of the year. RVers should check the weather in Clayton, GA before embarking up the steep, winding roads on icy days. With over 50 campsites and 10 cabins in Black Rock Mountain State Park, every kind of camper will find comfort.
Though the park is named for Black Rock Mountain, it is also home to four other peaks, topping out at over 3,000 ft each. Five different hiking trails can be found within the park, providing access to the diverse wilderness of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hop on the newest trail, the Norma Campbell Cove Trail, or opt for something more traditional like the Eastern Continental Divide. No matter what you choose, the views are sure to impress.
We spent a weekend up here in June. It was a lil hot but very peaceful and beautiful. The walk-in camping area is located down a narrow road and has a separate bathhouse. The drive-up overlooks are stunning. The hike to the small waterfall was a bit of a disappointment because it was more of a trickle than a waterfall and the hike back was all uphill. Other than that it was a great stay.
Our first trip to this park located just an hour and a half north of Athens on highway 441. We enjoyed Tennessee Rock Trail, Ada-Hi falls, Black Rock Lake, and several great lookouts areas. The Henderson Herd will definitely be back soon!