Fall size: 729'
Activities: hiking, pioneer camping, picnic, ropes course, trout fishing
Lodge,conference center. cottages, restaurant, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, picnic shelters, group shelter,
Amicalola Falls is located in Amicalola State Park west of Dahlonega. Amicalola is a Cherokee word meaning "tumbling waters." The beautiful falls plunge 729 feet in seven cascades to a reflecting pool at the bottom. As one of the seven wonders of Georgia, Amicalola is the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. There is a walkway which starts at the bottom by the lower parking area and goes clear to the top of the falls. About 1/3rd of the way up you'll see viewing platforms and steps leading the way. From the top of the falls you have spectacular views. Parking is located at both the top and the bottom so it is possible to start the walk from top and bottom parking lots and you'll find handicap parking with a wheel chair accessible rubber paved walkway to the base of the falls, with this feature everyone in the family is able to enjoy this beautiful waterfall!
The park covers more than 2,050 acres with a dense hardwood forest. With 12 miles of completely integrated trails that can form a number of loop trails, to satisfy any hikers desire.
All seasons offer their own beauty at Amicalola with wildflowers in the spring and summer. Flowering dogwoods, mountain laurel and rhododendron. The fall season brings brilliant fall colors. The winter months are quite and peaceful with fewer tourist and many deer and wild animals that seek refuge in the park. If it's a rainy season, the park enthusiast will be rewarded with a full cascading water flow.
The park adjoins the 741,000 acre Chattahoochee National Forest.
For more information:
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville , GA 30534
Park Hours: 7 AM to 10 PM
Visitor Center Hours (Fall):
9 AM to 5 PM Mon-Wed / 9 AM to 7 PM Thu-Sun
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Reservations (800) 864-7275
Lodge Reservations (800) 573-9656
Park (706) 265-4703
N 34.554766 | W 084.260016
Directions: Amicalola Falls is located in Amicalola State Park on Hwy GA 52 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on GA. Hwy. 52.
Take Hwy. 53 west to Hwy. 183 north to Hwy. 52 east.
Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275
Or check out the Official website: Amicalola Falls State Park