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Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge

Wormsloe Historic Site - BEST Places to Picnic418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville , GA 30534
Mailing Address
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 "tumbling waters". 

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)
  • Restaurant
  • 20-Room Hike Inn
  • Visitor Center
  • Ropes Course (group reservations only)
  • Gift Shops


  • Hiking � 12 miles of trails
  • Picnicking
  • Trout Fishing
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Photography

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