Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville , GA 30534
418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Reservations (800) 864-7275
Lodge Reservations (800) 573-9656
Park (706) 265-4703
Located 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Ga. Hwy. 52. Take
Hwy. 53 west to Hwy. 183 north to Hwy. 52 east.
WELCOME to Amicalola Falls State Park
Amicalola Falls State Park is an 829 acre Georgia state park
located between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. The
park's name is derived from a Cherokee language word meaning
The park is home to a 729-foot waterfall, making it the highest
in Georgia. It is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders
of Georgia. An eight-mile trail that winds past Amicalola Falls and
leads to Springer Mountain, famous for being the southern terminus
of the Appalachian Trail, begins in the park.
Amicalola Falls State Park also offers many hiking trails, a
guest lodge, restaurant, cabins, a shelter for long distance
Appalachian Trail hikers, a campground and access to the
eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn.
It�s easy to see why this is one of Georgia�s most popular
state parks. Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning �tumbling
waters,� is an appropriate name for these 729-foot falls - the
tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
An 8.5 mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer
Mountain, the southern end of the 2,135-mile Appalachian Trail.
However, numerous other trails are available for shorter journeys. A
beautiful lodge at the top of the mountain is popular with guests
who prefer traditional hotel comforts, while the cottages and
campgrounds are more rustic.
For hikers who enjoy more adventure, a 5-mile trail leads to the
backcountry Len Foote Hike Inn. Be sure to stop by the visitor
center to see an Appalachian Trail display, nature exhibits, live
animals and a gift shop.
Park Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lodge open 24 hours
- 829 Acres
- 24 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25)
- 14 Cottages ($80-$160) -- #5 (Bottom of Falls) and #6 (Top of
Falls) are dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)
- 4 Picnic Shelters ($40)
- Group Shelter (seats 75, $75)
- 56-Room Lodge & Conference Center ($75-$200)
- 20-Room Hike Inn
- Visitor Center
- Ropes Course (group reservations only)
- Gift Shops
- Hiking � 12 miles of trails
- Trout Fishing
- Interpretive Programs
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