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Amicalola Falls State Park

Hiking
Located in Nearby Cities

It’s easy to see why Amicalola Falls State Park is one of the most popular Georgia State Parks with 829 acres of beautiful North Georgia mountain wilderness in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning “tumbling waters,” is an appropriate name for the 729-foot falls, the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. An eight-mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail. Many other beautiful and diverse trails wind through the park and activities are abundant at the Amicalola Falls Visitors Center. Frequent park visitors can save money with a $50 Annual ParkPass available at the Lodge or Visitor’s Center. Passes are good for one year from purchase date.

We are a pet-friendly State Park as long as your pets are friendly and always kept on a short, sturdy leash. Please be courteous to other patrons and be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of our park and trails by cleaning up after your animals. Please contact Reservations for overnight accommodations that include your canine companion.

At Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge and Unicoi State Park and Lodge, we have developed the perfect recipe for a great escape. With wonderful accommodations surrounded by nature's playground, we couldn't help but create great experiences that only enhance your getaway. From paddle board courses and s'mores with stories around the campfire to fly fishing classes and guided hikes, we have something that everyone will enjoy. Take a hike with our expert wilderness guides, spend the night under the stars primitive camping, or enjoy a trip through the trees on our exciting, pulse-pumping adventure course. Then, take it easy at one of our great restaurants and lounges or spend the day exploring the sites around North Georgia.

Park hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm
All cars require a $5 GA State Park Pass.

Visitor Center hours are:
Sunday – Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm.

418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534