Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville

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The 335 hectare (829 acre) Amicalola Falls State Park means "tumbling water" in Cherokee and aptly describes this park that includes Georgia's highest waterfall--222 m (729 ft) in height. The park also serves as one of the starting points of the 3,500 km (2,175 mi) Appalachian Trail. Stop by the visitor center first to orient yourself, collect maps, and view an Appalachian Trail display. Choose from among four groups of trails, one of which leads up to the top of the waterfall, for treks amidst the mountainous terrain. The park hosts hiking trails, campsites, picnic shelters, lodging, and dining facilities. On site you'll find 25 campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs, and there's a playground for kids. Make Amicalola Falls State Park a part of your Dawsonville vacation plans using our Dawsonville tour planner .
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  • My husband, dog and I stayed in campground next to falls/lodge....LOVE this area....we drove to springer mountain and enjoyed hiking on appalachian trail and chatting with throughhikers. Waterfall is ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to visit. There is a visitor center that has live reptiles. It also has great information on the wildlife in the area. It’s also the beginning of the Appalachian trail. If yo...  more »
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  • These waterfalls are beautiful. I've been told that they are the highest falls in the Southeastern United States. The view was easily accessible from the top of the falls, and at the bottom. Paths are well maintained. It cost $5.00 to enter the park. We were there on a Sunday afternoon at 11:30, so the park wasn't very crowded.The drive up was a 20% grade, so it isn't for the faint of heart. This park is at the trailhead to the Appalachian Trail which added interest to our visit. Restrooms we're clean and easily accessible.
  • Beautiful park in great condition. Great hiking trails, beautiful scenery. The staff were great, and I never even saw the housekeeping crew but my room was clean and fresh every day. I highly recommend the whole park and lodge.

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