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Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge

Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Reservations 800-573-9656
Park 706-265-4703

 
AmicalolaFallsLodge.com
800-573-9656

Spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. Visitors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases. Those who tackle the latter can join the park’s Canyon Climbers Club. An 8.5-mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails provide shorter day hikes.
 
A mountain-top lodge is popular with guests who prefer hotel comforts, while cottages and a campground offer more rustic accommodations. The park's Maple Restaurant is known for its spectacular views and Sunday brunch buffet. For those seeking adventure, a five-mile hike leads to the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge. 

Park guests should begin their day with a stop at the visitor center to see maps, an Appalachian Trail display, live animals and gift shop. Please note that Amicalola Falls is exceptionally busy during peak leaf season. Guests may prefer to visit during the week or carpool on weekends. Advanced reservations for accommodations are highly recommended.

HIDDEN GEM: Moonshine Truck
While hiking our waterfall trail, look for the moonshine truck that tumbled down the mountain during the Prohibition Era.
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$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GaStateParks.org/AmicalolaFalls

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday–Sunday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Lodge Hours:

open 24 hours
www.amicalolafallslodge.com

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 829 Acres
• 57-Room Lodge & Conference Center
• 14 Cottages — #5 & #6 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 25 Campsites
• 20-Room Len Foote Hike Inn
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter (seats 75)
• Mountain-View Restaurant
• Visitor Center
• Gift Shop
”wireless Available in the lodge

Things To Do & See:

Hiking — 12 miles of trails; Canyon Climbers Club; access to Appalachian Trail
• Picnicking
• Trout Fishing
• Playground
Geocaching

Nearby Attractions:

Alpine Village of Helen
Blairsville, Georgia
Blue Ridge Mountains
• Burt's Farm
Cabbage Patch Kids/Babyland General
Cartersville, Georgia
Chattahoochee National Forest
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
• Dawson County, Georgia
• Ellijay Apple Country
Fort Mountain State Park
• Funk Heritage Center
Gilmer County
• Kangaroo Conservation Center
New Echota Historic Site
• North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Vogel State Park
White County, Georgia

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge Business Plan

Amicalola Falls School Program Brochure

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Address/Directions
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Dawson County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.562652 | W -84.247627

Located 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Highway 52. Take Highway 53 west to Highway 183 north to Highway 52 east.


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Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534 View Details


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Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge


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