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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
Brasstown Bald

Beautiful Brasstown Bald, rising 4,784 feet above sea level, is Georgia's highest mountain. On clear days, the spectacular 360-degree view from atop the mountain allows you to see four states, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The surrounding area is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.

The Visitor Information Center, located on the summit of the Bald, offers exhibits, video presentations and interpretive programs. A steep, paved 1/2 mile trail leads from the parking lot to the Visitor Information Center on the Bald. For those who don't want to walk, a concessionaire operates a shuttle buss from the parking area to the Visitor Information Center for a fee.

Brasstown Bald is open daily from Memorial Day through October and on weekends in the early spring and late fall (depending on the weather). Brasstown Bald offers the following:

  • A panoramic view of four states from Georgia's highest mountain. See for yourself via our webcams.
  • Exhibits, which trace the natural and cultural history of the area
  • Video presentation shown regularly throughout the day in the mountaintop theatre
  • Access to four hiking trails ranging from 1/2 to 6 miles in length
  • Breathtaking displays of spring wildflowers and fall foliage
  • Picnic tables and snack food concessions at the parking area
  • Interpretive materials available from the Chattahoochee-Oconee Interpretive Association in the log cabin shop at the parking area.

How To Get There
From Blairsville, Georgia take US 19 & 129 south for 8 miles. Turn left (east) onto Georgia 180. Go 9 miles to Georgia Spur 180 and turn left (north). Go 3 miles to the Brasstown Bald parking lot.

For More Information
Brasstown Ranger District
1881 Highway 515
P.O. Box 9 Blairsville, GA 30514
Phone: 706 745-6928
Fax: 706 745-7494
Office hours: Mon. - Friday, 7:30 - 4:30
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 - 5:00

Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center
706 896-2556

Chattahoochee-Oconee Interpretive Association Log Cabin Shop 706 896-3471

Information provided by the USDA Forest Service

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