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Unicoi State Park, Helen

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Hike, bike, swim, fish, and camp among the verdant mountains of Unicoi State Park. Full of fresh mountain water and boasting a clean swimming beach, Unicoi Lake represents the main attraction of the the 4,067 hectare, (1,050 acre) park. Rent a canoe or paddle boat from one of the shops along the lake and take it out on the water. Choose from 19 km (12 mi) of easy to strenuous hiking trails that lead to Anna Ruby Falls and satisfy your hunger afterward with fresh trout in the park's restaurant. If you visit outside of winter, don't forget your bug spray. Put Unicoi State Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Helen online driving holiday planner .
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  • We drove through the park on the way to Anna Ruby Falls, but took the time to check out the beach, lake, beach house rental building, and picnic areas. It was really beautiful with the fall colors and...  more »
  • Although it was a cloudy day and it has rained, the park looked splendid and clean. Fall colors were great and it was a surprise at every turn  more »
  • The parking area is not well marked, but it’s right across from the dam. Parking is $5, and you pay at an honor box and put a tag on your dashboard mirror. Clean restrooms and picnic tables in a pavil...  more »

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In addition to dozens of cabin rentals, Helen offers a wide selection of budget-friendly motels, most of which are located right along the small town's main street. If you prefer to avoid the crowds and you like the outdoors, consider staying at a campground in the area just a short drive from Helen's shops and restaurants. Most of the area's big campgrounds provide both tent and trailer sites along with hot showers, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi.
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