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. Make Amicalola Falls State Park a part of your Dawsonville vacation plans using our Dawsonville tour planner .
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  • Very clean park. We hiked up the East Ridge Trail from the visitor center and then came down the stairs and took the Creek Trail back. All the trails were clean and well maintained. Georgia does a gre...  more »
  • We went to Amicalola Falls the week of Thanksgiving Break. It was not crowded & my 8 and 5 year old kids enjoyed hiking all the steps. We started at the top & made our way down. They like the playgrou...  more »
  • We visited this park on Christmas Day. We did not know that there is $5 parking:( But the fee is worth to see this magnificent falls. It was cold the day that we visited , so we drove up to the West R...  more »

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