Walnut Mountain
ELLIJAY, GEORGIA   706-635-2565
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Walnut Mountain
3808 Turniptown Rd #4030 
Ellijay, GA 30536 
PH 706-635-2565 FAX 706-276-2565
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Established in 1970, Walnut Mountain is located in Gilmer County, Georgia, five miles northeast of Ellijay. The community sits on more than 1,000 acres in the Rich Mountain Wilderness, which is part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The summit of the mountain reaches 2,575 feet above sea level.

Spend time on Walnut Mountain and you'll find amazing views of the southern Appalachian Mountains and plenty of trout in Turniptown Creek. Join in our community activities, take advantage of the numerous neighborhood amenities or simply spend time relaxing on the porch with a good book.

The neighborhood, with more than 900 lots and nearly 400 homes, features many amenities, including:
  • A large clubhouse for community events
  • An Olympic-size swimming pool
  • Four lakes and a trout stream
  • Picnic areas
  • Nature trails
  • Tennis courts
  • A welcome station staffed with an attendant
  • An automated access system
  • Twenty-one miles of roads
  • Private water distribution system

Activities and events
Walnut Mountain has numerous activities for residents throughout the year, including holiday parties, craft shows, community events and a garden club. See our calendar of events for more information.
Getting here
Walnut Mountain is a short drive from almost anywhere in Atlanta and can usually be reached by vehicle in less than two hours.

From 1-75 North
Take GA 5 / 1-575 N (signs for Canton)
Continue on GA 5 N/GA 515 E
Turn left at 1st Avenue in Ellijay
Turn right on to Highway 52 E
Turn left on Turniptown Road
Follow Turniptown Road approximately 3 miles to the entrance of Walnut Mountain

From GA 400 North
Take GA 400 N to Dawsonville
Turn left on GA 136 W
Continue on to GA 183 to GA 52 W
Turn right on to Turniptown Road
Follow Turniptown Road approximately 3 miles to the entrance of Walnut Mountain

Visitors must check in at the Welcome Station, which is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Turniptown Creek
This beautiful mountain stream runs through the entrance of Walnut Mountain. 

Residents and guests can eat lunch in the picnic areas located near the creek or simply sit in the garden located near the Walnut Mountain Welcome Station and enjoy the sights and sounds.

The 50-foot Julie Anna waterfall is near the headwaters of Turniptown Creek, past the entrance of Walnut Mountain.