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Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville

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State Park
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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  • Spent the day with my family (kids 9, 6, 4) hiking around Amicalola. The waterfall is amazing. The different vantage points to see it from are fantastic. We brought lunch up to the lodge and picnicked...  more »
  • Had a great time camping in our 38 ft motor home in site 21. We did the zip line and had a great time, beautiful view from lines. My only disappointment with the zip line was no one told us there was ...  more »
  • The falls and views are breathtaking. Campground was very clean and private. There was not a lot of traffic in the campground which made it kid friendly for bikes and razor riding. Bathrooms clean but...  more »