Welcome to Pickens County 

Visit Pickens County, the gateway to the North Georgia Mountains, rich in history, full of interesting attractions and surrounded by nature.


  • Adventure! Great hiking and bicycle trails! Enjoy bike rides, zip lining, kayaking, and more!

  • Relaxation! Relax by a pool, on a sandy beach, on the tennis court or golf course at our beautiful mountain resort. Stroll through Gibbs Gardens where nature has been sculpted by man.

  • Shopping & Dining! Fine chefs, unique menus and fresh ingredients from local farms - barbecue to international cuisine. Antiques, jewelry, stylish clothing, western wear, outdoor gear and more that Pickens County has to offer on a family shopping experience.

  • Events & Festivals! Our calendar is filled with events like the Mardi Gras in the Mountains, JeepFest, Marble Festival. Visit our many music venues.

  • History! Discover the history of the Native Americans, observe the tools, houses and living conditions of the early settlers. Learn about the role that Georgia marble has and still plays in shaping this nation. From historic jails, schools, homes and commercial buildings; you find unique architecture in the Pickens County area.

  • So much. So Close. A short drive from Atlanta.