Classic Pioneer Camping - Fort Mountain State Park - Fri, Nov 3 2017

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Classic Pioneer Camping - Fort Mountain State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: 181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705   Camping: Classic Pioneer Camping - Fort Mountain State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 3 2017  1:00 pm >> Sun, Nov 5 2017 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Sep 4 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 22 2017 11:59 pm
Event Duration:2 Days 1 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Grant Brown
Stacey Johnson
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Member Cost:$40.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:41
Minimum Group Size:20
Number Registered So Far: 48 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us for Pioneer camping (a.k.a. car camping) at Fort Mountain. Fort Mountain State Park is a 3,712 acre Georgia state park located between Chatsworth and Ellijay on Fort Mountain. The state park was founded in 1938 and is named for an ancient 885 foot long rock wall located on the peak

Plan on enjoying nature, sleeping outdoors, sitting around a fire telling tales and joining in our campfire sing alongs lead by super group BMW. If you have an instrument feel free to bring it along.

We have two campsites to give us plenty of tent space. Each campsite has a large covered pavilion, running water, fire rings, a shelter and a pit toilet. A Comfort Station with hot showers and flushing toilets is a short drive to another part of the park if you must have it.

Our plan is to arrive Friday anytime after 1pm, gates are locked at 10:00pm. We'll set up camp, grill up some hamburgers and hotdogs and enjoy our camp fire entertainment. If you can't make it Friday afternoon, your welcome to join us Saturday morning.

Saturday, we will have a hearty breakfast and head out on an hike on the Gahuti trail. We will cook up left overs from Friday Nights dinner for those hungry after a big breakfast.

Mountain Biking Option w/Grant: I will be planning to do a ride on Saturday around some of the many loop trails in the park.  There are many options to choose from and we can discuss it for whoever wants to pedal!

Saturday evening we will enjoy a hearty meal, relax around the fire and enjoy more musical entertainment. Sunday, it's a light breakfast and pack for home.

Our goal is to have everyone pitch in to help cook and clean up afterwards.  Because of the large group size on this trip, please plan on stepping up and helping where needed.  If you have special diet considerations, please let us know in the notes section when you register for the trip. We will do our best to accomidate you.

We will have plenty of evening snacks and desserts to go along with our campfire. It just doesn't get any better! Join us for the first classic pioneer camping trip!

There is a $5.00 Park Fee (pay at the park!) unless you have an Annual Park Pass!

*PLEASE NOTE: expect late nights, loud people, and an awesome weekend!

Required Items to Bring:
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag/pad/air mattress
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Warm comfortable clothing/camp shoes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camp chair
  • Rain gear
  • Cup/Mug
  • 2 Bags of firewood (Important for our camp fire!)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Bug Repellant
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camelback
  • Snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

(Gate closes at 10:00pm), Fort Mountain State Park, Pioneer Campsites (we have booked group camp sites 1&2).  Everyone must check-in at the park office for a parking pass; late arrivals can check-in next morning.

Address181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Open today · 7AM–10PM


A limited number of dogs will be permitted. The owner is responsible for the behavior and care of their dog. If the dog can not be controlled, the owner may have to remove the dog from the event.  Dogs must be approved before the event by the trip leader!!

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$40.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$40.00 per person includes Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Left over Lunch at camp and Dinner and Sunday light Breakfast. Soda and water will also be provided. 

Payment may be made via PayPal. It is your responsibility to get the deposit payment and/or balance payment in meet the due dates. Allow two days processing for PayPal.

No partial payment for partial attendance.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Sun, Oct 22 2017.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before October 22nd, full payment is refundable less a $5 administrative fee. No refund after October 22nd unless someone replaces you and pays in full. Then you will receive a full refund less a $5 administrative fee.

Event may be cancelled and resheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable weekend.