418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Road
Tel: (800) 573-9656
State Park (706) 265-8888
Lodge Reservations (800) 573-9656
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 hotel-type comforts, while a 5-mile hike leads to more remote accommodations at the Len Foote Hike Inn. Be sure to stop by the visitor center to see nature displays, live exhibits and a gift shop.
24 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites
Cottage #5 (Bottom of Falls) and Cottage #6 (Top of Falls) are dog friendly cottages
4 Picnic Shelters
Group Shelter (seats 50)
56-Room Lodge & Conference Center
20-Room Hike Inn
Hiking – 12 miles of trails
Located 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Ga. Hwy. 52. Take Hwy. 53 west to Hwy. 183 north to Hwy. 52 east.