Chatsworth, Georgia Attractions

Chatsworth, Georgia Attractions
Chatsworth is in the northwest part of Georgia, about 45 miles southwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and roughly 20 miles directly south of the Georgia/Tennessee border. The town is immediately east of the Chattahoochee National Forest, where opportunities for hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and leaf-peeping abound.

Fort Mountain State Park

This state park lies eight miles east of Chatsworth in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The 3,712 acre park has a 17-acre lake that is open for swimming from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Campers can reserve any of 70 tent, RV and trailer campsites, four walk-in campsites, six platform campsites and 15 cottages, two of which are dog-friendly. The park also has picnic shelters, a shelter for a larger group, a pioneer campground, backcountry campsites and a naturalist cabin. Fourteen miles of hiking and backpacking trails meander through the park, as do 27 miles of trails set aside for mountain biking. Those wishing to get onto the water can rent a canoe, a pedal boat or a fishing boat. The park also has a riding stable where visitors can rent horses, and a miniature golf course.

Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
gastateparks.org/info/fortmt/

Chief Vann House Historical Site

James Vann was a leader of the Cherokee tribe and a very successful businessman who built a fine brick home for himself and his family on his 1,000-acre plantation in 1804. A few years later, Chief Vann was murdered and his son inherited the property. During the 1830s, the United States government forced virtually all Cherokees in the southeast to give up their lands and relocate to Oklahoma. Regarded as one of the finest examples of Cherokee homes extant, the fully restored house, which is furnished with period antiques, is open year-round for guided tours and for candlelight visits during the holiday season. The site also has a visitor's center and a gift shop, nature trails and picnic tables.

Chief Vann House Historical Site
82 Georgia Hwy. 225 N.
Chatsworth, GA 30705
800-864-7275
gastateparks.org/ChiefVannHouse/

North Georgia Speedway

If you happen to be in Chatsworth on the weekend and want to take in something a little more raucous, the North Georgia Speedway might be just the ticket. This one-third mile long oval track is made from local Georgia clay. The speedway hosts a number of different classes of dirt cars, including mini-stock, econo bombers, super late models, hobby and limited/crate/sportsman cars. Most events take place on Friday nights, although some special events are scheduled for Saturdays as well.

North Georgia Speedway
300 N Georgia Raceway Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-3313
northgeorgiaspeedway.net/

Article Written By Cheyenne Cartwright

Cheyenne Cartwright has worked in publishing for more than 25 years. She has served as an editor for several large nonprofit institutions, and her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including "Professional Bull Rider Magazine." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Tulsa.

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