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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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  • The Amicalola falls inside this state park is quite beautiful, it's worth to go to take a look, you can either walk up the trail or drive to the different points, there is a reflection pool, but the.....  more
    The Amicalola falls inside this state park is quite beautiful, it's worth to go to take a look, you can either walk up the trail or drive to the different points, there is a reflection pool, but the.....  more »
  • This may have been the neatest falls we have seen on the east coast. The park is well set up and stairs allow you to walk to the bottom and top of the falls from a central parking lot. The lodge at.....  more
    This may have been the neatest falls we have seen on the east coast. The park is well set up and stairs allow you to walk to the bottom and top of the falls from a central parking lot. The lodge at.....  more »
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  • Make it the top you will not regret it! I PROMISE!! This was an incredible trip and one to remember. Now I will not lie it is a grueling climb to the top but very scenic and plenty of sitting areas as you climb. The fresh air and views are so memorable and a huge delight to experience. I never got to see any but there are a ton of bear signs so be safe and on the look out. I went with my wife and she motivated me to get to the top and the pictures are amazing!!
  • Beautiful falls with beautiful views around. Hiking is fun here and there are steps that you can take to go top of the falls. My 2year old kid did climbed easily 425 steps. There is plenty of space for picnic and spent valuable time there. All aside weather was just right. Overall it was a fabulous experience.

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