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Outdoor Recreation

Murray County, Georgia is the kind of place where outdoor recreation is a way of life. Our beautiful surroundings make it easy – with one-third of Murray County being protected forest (meaning it can never be developed), hiking, biking, camping, swimming, and all kinds of natural entertainment is an essential part of who we are.

Natural Playgrounds

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    Fort Mountain State Park

    Chatsworth, Georgia

    Fort Mountain got its name from an ancient 855-foot-long rock wall that stands as a sentinel on the highest point of the mountain, possibly constructed by Georgia’s First People for protection against hostile tribes or as a location for ancient ceremonies. Situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Fort Mountain State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians will find some of the most exquisite trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, traversing streams and offering spectacular vistas around every bend. During the summer, children enjoy the sand beach on a crystalline mountain lake. Camping, fishing, paddling, boat and cabin rentals, and mini-golf are also available. The park is eight miles east of Chatsworth via Ga. Highway 52.

    181 Fort Mountain Park Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 422-1932

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    Cohutta Wilderness Area

    Chatsworth, Georgia

    The Cohutta Wilderness is the largest National Forest Wilderness east of the Mississippi River, encompassing 37,042 acres in Georgia and Tennessee. Elevations range from 950' at the Jacks River Bridge in the Alaculsy Valley to 4,200' atop Big Frog Mountain. Black bear, whitetail deer, wild boar, and turkey are in abundance while the protected Jacks and Conasauga rivers offer more than 45 miles of quality native trout fishing in season. Hunting is also permitted in season. More than 90 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails provide a variety of natural experiences and levels of difficulty.

    Conasauga Ranger District, 3941 Highway 76,
    Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 695-6736

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    Lake Conasauga Recreation Area offers a wealth of outdoor activities in an environment beyond compare. At 3,150 feet above sea level, Lake Conasauga is the highest lake in Georgia. Near the summit of Grassy Mountain in the Cohutta Mountains of Northwest Georgia, this area is rich in plants, birds, wildlife, and recreational opportunities. The area includes 31 campsites; a 19-acre lake for fishing, swimming, and boating; picnicking facilities; and hiking trails. These areas are open from mid-April until the end of October.

    Conasauga Ranger District, 3941 Highway 76,
    Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 695-6736

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    Carters Lake

    Chatsworth, Georgia

    Carters Lake is the deepest lake in Georgia, boasting 547 feet at the dam. Located in the southern reaches of the Appalachian Mountains of Northwest Georgia, the lake offers 62 miles of rugged shoreline that curves around 3,200 acres of deep sparkling waters. Boat ramps, playgrounds, a public beach, picnicking areas, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and a variety of water sports abound at this pristine treasure hidden in the mountains.

    1850 Carters Dam Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 334-2248

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    Murray County Parks & Recreation

    Chatsworth, Georgia

    Murray County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of facilities and programs, from sports fields to tennis courts and fitness classes, playgrounds to walking tracks, picnic pavilions to a splash pad.

    651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 695-7359

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    Chatsworth City Park

    Chatsworth, Georgia

    Chatsworth City Park encompasses an entire city block and contains a fountain, benches and picnic tables. The park may be used for special events such as weddings and community activities.

    Behind Chatsworth City Hall on First and Second Avenues, Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 695-2834

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Golf

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    The Course at Indian Trace

    Chatsworth, Georgia

    The Course at Indian Trace is a beautiful and challenging 18-hole public golf course in the North Georgia mountains near the historic Chief Vann House, an area rich in Cherokee heritage. The views of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and cool mountain creeks will put you back in touch with Mother Nature.

    730 Mitchell Bridge Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 695-7353

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    Spring Lakes Golf & Country Club

    Chatsworth, Georgia

    Spring Lakes Golf Club is a lovely 18-hole regulation golf course, offering country club level golfing with beautiful vistas, at an affordable price. From the longest tees, it offers 6,263 yards of golf for a par of 72. With its fast Crenshaw bentgrass greens and water coming into play on 13 of the 18 holes, the course extends a challenge for even the most avid golfer.

    1591 Spring Place Smyrna Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

    (706) 695-9300