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Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville

Categories: Waterfalls, State Parks, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • We first visited this in Feb and naturally the trees were more bare. But we loved seeing this place again at the beginning of Sept. And it's even prettier since the greenery is so gorgeous and there a...  read more »
  • We had a great time at Amicalola State Park! We did archery in the morning with Devon. He was a great instructor, most of us were first timer's, and he was patient and gave a thorough explanation of h...  read more »
  • We've come here several times over the years and a large group outing at one of the shelters was the reason for our most recent visit. This time we brought the kids and the grandparents! We enjoyed hi...  read more »
  • If you love nature, the outdoors and beautiful scenery then you should definitely visit! The atmosphere alone is worth the trip! The trek up the mountain is a workout but seeing the waterfall is definitely worth it! The best view is all the way at the top and it's definitely worth your time!
  • I love this park! The waterfall is beautiful and the hike up to the waterfall is equally impressive. There are always lots of people here, but the kids love to get in the creek and get their feet wet - which can lead you away from the crowds. My only complaint is the lack of water and bathrooms near the trail head - you need to walk or drive quite a distance back down the hill to use the bathrooms or find water.
  • Amazing park. Amazing Views. Amazing waterfalls. Amazing lodge. Amazing customer service. Amazing restaurant. Amazing people. Simply amazing. Can't wait to go back!
  • Wonderful place. The trail and road system of the park is designed so that people with various hiking experiences can all find the routes fit their needs and enjoy the scene. Go the the visit center and talk to a park ranger to find a trail suitable for you. As of the weekend buffet in the lodge, honestly the food was a "Meh" at best (there was noting "wrong" with the food. Just that considering the price, nothing will wow you). However the view of the dining hall itself totally worth the price, IMO.
  • Beautiful place. There are some gorgeous views. You can walk to the bottom of the falls, but it will kill you getting back up (like a mile of stairs straight up kind of kill). But it was definitely worth the walk.
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