Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge

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

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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

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

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 829 Acres
• 57-Room Lodge & Conference Center
• 14 Cottages — #5 & #6 are dog friendly ($50/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; access to Appalachian Trail
• Canyon Climbers Club
• 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

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Campfire and Story Time
Fridays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Jul 28, 2017 
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM until Aug 5, 2017 
Join our ranger at the campground for a fun filled hour of stories around the campfire. Stories are free and s'mores are available for purchase. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Handicapped Accessible
Birds of Prey Program
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Jul 29, 2017 until Aug 5, 2017 
Visit the Lodge Lobby to see our birds. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Handicapped Accessible
Snakes Alive
Sundays 1 PM - 2 PM – Jul 30, 2017 until Aug 6, 2017 
Come learn about the world's most misunderstood reptile at the beautiful Amicalola Falls Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
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

Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge