Visit AmicalolaFallsLodge.com or call 800-573-9656 for more information.
Spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. Visitors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases. Those who tackle the latter can join the park’s Canyon Climbers Club. An 8.5-mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails provide shorter day hikes.
A mountain-top lodge is popular with guests who prefer hotel comforts, while cottages and a campground offer more rustic accommodations. The park's Maple Restaurant is known for its spectacular views and Sunday brunch buffet. For those seeking adventure, a five-mile hike leads to the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge.
Park guests should begin their day with a stop at the visitor center to see maps, an Appalachian Trail display, live animals and gift shop. Please note that Amicalola Falls is exceptionally busy during peak leaf season. Guests may prefer to visit during the week or carpool on weekends. Advanced reservations for accommodations are highly recommended.
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge Business Plan
Park Hours: 7 AM to 10 PM
Visitor Center Hours (Fall):
9 AM to 5 PM Mon-Wed / 9 AM to 7 PM Thu-Sun
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
Lodge open 24 hours
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
(Operated by Coral Hospitality)
Visit amicalolafallslodge.com or call 1-800-573-9656 for rates, information and reservations.
• 829 Acres
• 56-Room Lodge & Conference Center
• 14 Cottages -- #5 (Bottom of Falls) and #6 (Top of Falls) are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
• 25 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites
• 20-Room Hike Inn
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter (seats 75)
• Mountain-view Restaurant
• Visitor Center
• Gift Shops
THINGS TO DO & SEE:
Learn how Jack got fit at Amicalola Falls, then keep up with his walk from Georgia to California -- www.acrosstheland2013.com.
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Appalachian Trail Kick Off (ATKO)|
Friday, Mar 7, 2014 until Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 7 PM to 3 PM
|Join authors, vendors, hiking clubs and AT hikers during this presentation-packed weekend designed for anyone who has ever dreamed about hiking the AT. The latest hiking gear, books, and t-shirts are available for purchase. For a complete schedule, visit friendsofamicalolafalls.org. Lower lodge lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.|
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind|
Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
|Have you met Zeus? Meet the feathered legend and other non-releasable birds of prey during this entertaining program. Meet at the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.|
Amicalola is Going to the Birds|
Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
|Ever wanted to spend an evening getting up close and personal with Zeus and Fabio? Would you like to share a ghost story or two with Owl Capone or Goliath? $3 - $10 for four. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.|
Wings of Flight|
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 until Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 5 PM to 3 PM
|Share your love of all winged creatures during these programs on birds, bats, and butterflies. Learn about their life histories and discover tips on how to attract these creatures to your own backyard. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.|
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
|Join Amicalola Naturalist's for a rare moonlight hike to explore the night time beauty of our waterfall, the sounds of the mountain's nocurnal inhabitants and the history of Amicalola and some of the local moonshine lore. $3 per person or $10 for family. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.|