Come to Brasstown Bald and visit the best view around! 360-degree views, gift shop and boundless beauty await you in north Georgia.
Hours of Operation:
Facilities open daily 10am – 5pm
Mid-March through December (weather permitting)
Hiking trails are accessible 24/7
No after-hours facilities
$5 per adult (16 & up.)
Children 15 & under get in free.
The day-use fee and includes shuttle service.
$3 per adult paid through the yellow envelopes found at the fee tube next to the ticket booth.
Located within the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, the Brasstown Bald Recreation Area & Visitor Center is the highest point in Georgia, rising 4,784 feet above sea level and just a short drive from Blairsville, Hiawassee, and Helen. On the Bald you’ll find picnic areas with great views; a general store with locally made products; three trailheads just off of our parking lot; a mountaintop natural science & history museum, and observation deck that offers a spectacular 360° view of the surrounding area, including four states (GA, TN, NC, & SC) and if you’re lucky, the skyline of Atlanta! If you want to check the current weather here, follow this link to view the LIVE webcam from the south side of the lookout tower.
For general information and questions, call the Visitor Center: 706-896-2556
For questions about groups and events, call the Office: 706-896-4137
For questions about educational programs, please email Liberti Gates – firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting December 1st, Brasstown will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shuttles will run daily with a break from 12:30 to 1:10 for cleaning. Brasstown will be closed Monday-Wednesday but the observation deck can still be accessed by hiking the Summit Trail. Elevator services are suspended for the remainder of 2020. December 31st will be the last day of operation for this season.
Are you an educator or parent hoping to create a hands-on learning experience for your students? Brasstown is your resource! From educational programs ranging from environmental science to Georgia history, Brasstown offers an incredible, immersive experience for everyone. To design and schedule an educational program or event with our education team, please contact our Program Manager, Liberti Gates at email@example.com.
Events and Large Groups – Please call our main office at 708-896-4137 if you plan on bringing a group of more than 10 to ensure that we can accommodate you.
National Lands Pass
Since we are a Federal facility, we do honor the America the Beautiful National Park & Federal Recreation Land Passes. The pass holder and pass must be physically present and in the same vehicle as the people you wish the pass to cover. In a non-commercial vehicle, the pass will cover the pass holder and three other people. In a commercial vehicle, the pass will only cover the pass holder. At Brasstown Bald, this pass will cover your parking and day-use fee, but if you would like to use the shuttle service, there will be a charge of $2 per adult. Brasstown Bald does NOT accept any other passes except the National Lands Pass, and the Brasstown Bald Friends & Family pass (available at the general store.) For further reading about the National Lands Pass, please read this FAQ.
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