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. The park is located on a 1,950-acre peninsula along Lake Allatoona in
Campsites are large and wooded, with a tent pad, grill and fire ring. There are 92 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites.
Be sure to drive around the grounds before choosing a site. Many are located right on the lake.
Bathhouses had showers. This is the first park I've seen with two campground host sites. However, only
one was occupied when I stayed here.
I did not spend as much time as I would have liked in the park because my daughter was in tennis and
softball tournaments all weekend. The park had very much to offer and I look forward to staying here
again when in the Atlanta area visiting my kids.
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Each tent site had a level pad, table, fire ring and lantern post. Be choosy, many sites are right on the
water. The understory isn't great, but most sites are well spaced making them very private. My son
camped with me and we were able to setup both tents within the padded area.
The park itself has widely varied resources. In addition to tent and trailer sites and cottages, the park has
a 33-room lodge and conference center with a restaurant. Also in the park are a boat ramp, marina,
swimming, beach, picnic area and pavilion available for rental. 12 miles of hiking trails include the 5 and
a half-mile Homestead Trail, which allows access to a rebuilt 1860's homestead on the park grounds