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. Put Amicalola Falls State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dawsonville travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This a must see waterfall if you're in the area! There are great photo opportunities on the trail up to the waterfall, including on the platform halfway up, right in front of the waterfall. From the p...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Took my 3 kids and 2 big dogs to the falls. We parked at the bottom and took the rocky hiking trail up. I took a bottle of water for the dogs and had to fight the kids off with promises of water at th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful falls less than 1hr from the house... Decided to take the easy route and drive to the overlook, and then to the top... There is a 2mile hike...no big deal... EXCEPT... there are over 600 ste...  more »

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