Sonrise Service

Sonrise Service

Join us at the Crosses where it all began! Resurrection Sunday to celebrate the risen King!

5K Bunny Run

5K Bunny Run

Can you outrun Peter Cottontail? Come join us for a fun run through Iron Hill Trail as we hop through this egg ridden trail. Dress up in spring themed gear or you can even dress up like a bunny yourself. There will be prizes and games. Fun and games are free. $5 per runner. Please pre-register by calling 770-975-0055.

Moonlight Egg Hunt

Moonlight Egg Hunt

Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight. Some eggs will have treats and others will have prizes. There will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and pre-pay to reserve your child’s spot no later than March 29. Cost is $10 per child.

There will be two egg hunts on the night of Friday, March 30, 2018. Sign up your child for the appropriate age hunt. Hunt #1 is from 7:30 to 8:15 pm for ages 4-7. For Hunt #1, black-lights will NOT be provided for participants. Hunt #2 is from 8:30 to 9:15 pm for ages 8-12. For Hunt #2, black-lights will be provided for participants as it will be dark during this hunt. For each hunt, please bring your own basket. We will have lawn games for families to enjoy before the hunts. After the hunt, enjoy a s’more once you return your emptied plastic eggs to be reused for next year.

Dress your child up in their favorite glow-in-the-dark clothing, jewelry, or accessories to make the night fun and colorful. This will also make your child more visible and safe in the dark. This program is intended to be fun for kids! Parents should only enter the field for an emergency, and only the children can handle the eggs. Adults not allowed into the older kid hunt unless special needs help is required.

Meet at Picnic Shelter 2 and arrive at least 15 minutes before your hunt time to sign a waiver. Wear weather appropriate clothing since this program is outdoors. Heavy rain will reschedule the event.

Limited space is available for this program. Registration begins on February 1 at 9 pm. You must call 770-975-0055 Monday – Thursday 9 am to 5 pm to pre-register and pre-pay. Final day to call and pre-register is March 29 before 5 p.m.

Moonlight Egg Hunt

Moonlight Egg Hunt

Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight. Some eggs will have treats and others will have prizes. There will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and pre-pay to reserve your child’s spot no later than March 29. Cost is $10 per child.

There will be two egg hunts on the night of Friday, March 30, 2018. Sign up your child for the appropriate age hunt. Hunt #1 is from 7:30 to 8:15 pm for ages 4-7. For Hunt #1, black-lights will NOT be provided for participants. Hunt #2 is from 8:30 to 9:15 pm for ages 8-12. For Hunt #2, black-lights will be provided for participants as it will be dark during this hunt. For each hunt, please bring your own basket. We will have lawn games for families to enjoy before the hunts. After the hunt, enjoy a s’more once you return your emptied plastic eggs to be reused for next year.

Dress your child up in their favorite glow-in-the-dark clothing, jewelry, or accessories to make the night fun and colorful. This will also make your child more visible and safe in the dark. This program is intended to be fun for kids! Parents should only enter the field for an emergency, and only the children can handle the eggs. Adults not allowed into the older kid hunt unless special needs help is required.

Meet at Picnic Shelter 2 and arrive at least 15 minutes before your hunt time to sign a waiver. Wear weather appropriate clothing since this program is outdoors. Heavy rain will reschedule the event.

Limited space is available for this program. Registration begins on February 1 at 9 pm. You must call 770-975-0055 Monday – Thursday 9 am to 5 pm to pre-register and pre-pay. Final day to call and pre-register is March 29 before 5 p.m.

AmeriCorps First Time Camper Program

AmeriCorps First Time Camper Program

Never gone camping in a state park before? Or, has it been awhile since your last camping trip? This is your opportunity to go camping at Red Top Mountain State Park for a night and see what it is all about. Leave your worries and stress behind; an AmeriCorps Ranger will be there for you during your entire stay to make sure you have an amazing time.

Brush up on your camping skills as we guide you through campsite and tent set-up. Then, participate in activities such as wilderness survival, stargazing, and hiking. Of course, no camping experience is complete without a campfire with s’mores. A schedule of fun activities Saturday & Sunday, use of camping equipment, 1-night camping accommodation, and ranger guidance is provided.

Cost is $30 for a group of 1-6 people plus a $10 program fee per person. $5 ParkPass per vehicle. Program runs from 1 pm Saturday to 1 pm Sunday. Spaces are limited. Register and pre-pay to reserve your group’s spot by calling the Park Office at 770-975-0055 Mon – Thurs 9 AM to 5 PM.

Camping Equipment that the Program Provides:
Tents & Rain Fly
Ground Protectors (for the tents)
Sleeping Pads
Coleman Stove & Fuel
Lanterns
Sleeping Bags (Very limited number, on first come-first serve basis)
Camping Chairs

Comment below with any questions or email redtop.programmers@dnr.ga.gov. Important arrival information, a packing list, and a tentative schedule of programs (weather-permitting) will be provided after registration.

Spring Day Celebration

Spring Day Celebration

Spring has sprung! Let’s celebrate the first day of spring at Red Top Mountain State Park’s Vaughan Cabin. Come create a milk carton birdhouse ($2 per person, 2-3 pm) or play some bird bingo (3-4pm). Toward the end of bird bingo, there will be an opportunity to learn about pollinators and make a butterfly craft. $5 parking or Annual ParkPass. Call the Park Office at 770-975-0055 Mon – Thurs 9 AM to 5 PM to register & pre-pay for the milk carton birdhouse portion of the program from 2 -3 pm. Feel free to just join us for the free portion of the program from 3 – 4 pm (registration is not required).

Spring Day Celebration

Spring Day Celebration

Spring has sprung! Let’s celebrate the first day of spring at Red Top Mountain State Park’s Vaughan Cabin. Come create a milk carton birdhouse ($2 per person, 2-3 pm) or play some bird bingo (3-4pm). Toward the end of bird bingo, there will be an opportunity to learn about pollinators and make a butterfly craft. $5 parking or Annual ParkPass. Call the Park Office at 770-975-0055 Mon – Thurs 9 AM to 5 PM to register & pre-pay for the milk carton birdhouse portion of the program from 2 -3 pm. Feel free to just join us for the free portion of the program from 3 – 4 pm (registration is not required).

Hills of Iron

Hills of Iron

Red Top’s signature event, Hills of Iron, is back in this full-day celebration of the area’s rich iron mining history!
Ranger-led hayrides, pioneer games, and the history of the Vaughn Log Cabin fill this exciting day!
No admission fee or registration. All vehicles MUST display Park Pass. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.
Hayrides start at Iron Hill trailhead from 10 AM – noon; these ranger-led rides leave every half hour, with the last ride leaving at 11:30 AM. Some light hiking is required to explore the iron mine.
Pioneer Games will be behind the old park office, by the Vaughn Log Cabin.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

It’s the time of year where green is the color of the month. Join AmeriCorps at Red Top Mountain State Park’s Vaughan Cabin as they celebrate Irish culture with a Pot O’ Gold clay craft & other festive crafts (2-3pm), a scavenger hunt for gold coins (3-3:30pm), Irish bingo (3:30-4pm), and education about the country of Ireland throughout the program. All activities are free. $5 parking or Annual ParkPass.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

It’s the time of year where green is the color of the month. Join AmeriCorps at Red Top Mountain State Park’s Vaughan Cabin as they celebrate Irish culture with a Pot O’ Gold clay craft & other festive crafts (2-3pm), a scavenger hunt for gold coins (3-3:30pm), Irish bingo (3:30-4pm), and education about the country of Ireland throughout the program. All activities are free. $5 parking or Annual ParkPass.