Amicalola Falls State Park

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Amicalola Falls State Park

Spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks.

The park consists of more than 2,050 acres of mostly hardwood forest surrounding the waterfall. All seasons are beautiful at Amicalola with an abundance of wildflowers in the spring and summer including dogwood, mountain laurel and rhododendron. The fall season offers brilliant colors in the autumn forest. The winter months hold a special magic as the deer and wild animals seek refuge in the park. The park adjoins the 741,000 acre Chattahoochee National Forest.

Accommodations includes 20 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 14 cottages, 57 lodge rooms, conference center, restaurant, 20-room inn, interpretive programs, 4 picnic shelters, group shelter, ropes course, trout fishing stream, and 12 miles of hiking trails. Amicalola Falls manages the Len Foote Hike Inn
"Hike Inn", a hiker's lodge that requires a 5-mile trek.

Amicalola is a Cherokee word meaning "tumbling waters," an appropriate label since the park's beautiful falls slide and plunge in seven cascades 729 feet. As one of the seven wonders of Georgia, Amicalola Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It tumbles southwest through a cove of Amicalola Mountain and forms part of

Amicalola Falls state park is located in on Hwy GA52 18 miles west of Dahlonega.

hiking, pioneer camping, picnic, ropes course, trout fishing

Facilities: 57-Room Lodge and Conference Center, 14 cottages, 20-Room Len Footed Hike Inn, restaurant, 20 RV,tent and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 4 picnic shelters, group shelter, ropes course, trout fishing


Closest town:

For more information:
240 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd,
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(800) 864-7275
Park Office
(706) 265-4703
Park Fax
(706) 265-4705

Park Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Reservations (800) 864-7275
Lodge Reservations (800) 573-9656
Park (706) 265-4703
Spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascade in the Southeast.  Visitors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases.  Those who tackle the latter can join the park’s Canyon Climbers Club.  An 8.5-mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails provide shorter day hikes.
A mountain-top lodge is popular with guests who prefer hotel comforts, while cottages and a campground offer more rustic accommodations.  The park's Maple Restaurant is known for its spectacular views and Sunday brunch buffet. For those seeking adventure, a five-mile hike leads to the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge. 

Park guests should begin their day with a stop at the visitor center to see maps, an Appalachian Trail display, live animals and gift shop. Please note that Amicalola Falls is exceptionally busy during peak leaf season. Guests may prefer to visit during the week or carpool on weekends.  Advanced reservations for accommodations are highly recommended.

Park Hours: 7AM to 10PM
Office Hours: 8AM to 5PM
Lodge open 24 hours - Amicalola Falls Lodge