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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. Using our custom trip planner, Helen attractions like Unicoi State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Went to Helen Ga for a long weekend. Lodged at thier facility just a few miles from Helen. Wow what a surprise. This park is beautiful. The lodge is a little dated but comfortable. The only thing that...  more »
  • Very nice, well maintained state park. Incredible views of the lake and mountains. Lots of activities to do for all. Restaurant was closed when we wanted to go to the buffet. We prefer not eating in a...  more »
  • Good deal on a room at the Lodge. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Nice room. Close to several trails that provide a good hike. The trails have elevation changes and I would consider them modera...  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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