Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Brasstown bald visitor center and firetower can be seen in the distance surrounded by fall foliage

Take in 360-degree views atop the 4,784 feet Brasstown Bald. Enjoy the view from Georgia's tallest mountain with live, streaming webcams no matter where you are.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Brasstown Bald Visitor Center will be open from March 18, 2017 through January 1, 2018 weather permitting. Please call 706-896-4137 if weather is questionable! 

The elevator at the Visitor Center will be available from April 1 through November 2017.
Operational Hours: Open Daily
Operating Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Fees Visitor Center and Day Use Area: $5/person (16+)
(Includes entrance fee and shuttle fee)

Interagency/Golden Senior or Access Pass Holders: $2.00 Shuttle Fee (Free Entrance)

After Hours: $3.00 per person (16+)
Restrictions: The Brasstown Bald Summit Trail, which connects the parking area to the Visitor Center and Viewing Platform, is a 0.6 mile paved foot trail.  It is very steep.  The shuttle service is provided as an alternative to walking the trail.

Dogs must be leashed and are not permitted in the Visitor Center.
Closest Towns: Hiawassee, GA
Young Harris, GA
Blairsville, GA
Water: A drinking fountain is located at the Visitor Center
Restroom: Flush toilets are located in the day use area and at the Visitor Center
Passes: The Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Interagency Annual, Golden Access and Golden Age Passes are accepted. Click here for detailed information on Interagency passes!

Contact the Brasstown Bald Visitor Center at
(706) 896-4137 for information regarding a Annual Pass for $25/person.
Operated By: Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association under permit by U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: The Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center: 706-896-2556
The Blue Ridge Ranger District: 706-745-6928

General Information


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.

Please note, some GPS units may display an incorrect location for Brasstown Bald since there is no physical address for the facility. We suggest using the longitude and latitude coordinates for the intersection of Highway 180 and Spur 180 which will provide the most accurate GPS directions. They are N34.847894, W83.798567. While these coordinates are accurate, this is no guarantee your GPS unit will calculate a route accurately.


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