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The Falls.
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The Falls.
Description - Amicalola Falls State Park comprises 1,021 acres. Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning "tumbling waters," is an appropriate name for these 729-foot falls, which are the highest in Georgia. An eight-mile approach trail leads from Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail. With plenty of hiking trails, this park offers a great way to explore the area.

Camping is available with 20 tent, trailer, and RV sites or visitors might enjoy staying in one of the 14 cottages on site. A 57 room lodge complete with a restaurant and meeting facilities is available to guests who prefer hotel accommodations. For the more adventurous, a 5-mile hike leads to the privately owned 20 room Len Foote Hike Inn. Four picnic shelters, a group shelter, three playgrounds, and even a ropes course exist at the park.

Recreation - For activities, Amicalola Falls State Park offers trout fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, school and group programs, and interpretive programs.
One other feature of the park is its ropes course.

Climate - The climate in northern Georgia is generally temperate. Short, cool winters give relief from hot summers. Most visitors enjoy this area during long, mild fall and spring seasons.

Location - Amicaloa Falls State Park and Lodge is located in the Highlands Region of northern Georgia in the Blue Ridge Mountain range just 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville. To reach the park, take Georgia Hwy. 53 west out of Dawsonville, then take Hwy. 183 to Hwy. 52 east to the park.

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Filed By: Antigone
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great hike, beautiful falls, looking forward to returning

Filed By: Bob
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great Trails to Beautiful Waterfall! Many Hard and easy Trails.

Filed By: Kevin
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is a perfect getaway. Their lodge is beautiful. We went there 4 thanksgiving last yr and we had the time of our lives! The food was great. The hiking was great, and the is one giant waterfall! They have cabins also if you want to get away from it all! When u eat at their buffet at the lodge, (which i must say has great food) you have the BEST view of the mountains! It's great! All i can say is, ur in 4 the time of ur life!!!!!

Filed By: Joseph Bryan Hensley (Resaca, GA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I found this waterfall to be one of the most beuitful yet. The grounds are well keep. It has access to the AT. Its has it all for the hiker or the tourist.

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Contact Information:
Amicalola Falls State Park, 240 Amicalola Falls State Park Road , Dawsonville, GA, 30534, Phone: 706-265-4703

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Highlands Region - This area comprises the northern quarter of the state. Gainesville is the major city within this region. The terrain in this area is lush and mountainous.

Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website


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