Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Reservations 800-573-9659
Park 706-878-4726

Please visit for weekend availability.

Nestled in the north Georgia mountains just outside Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking and mountain biking on scenic mountain trails, including an easy lake loop, challenging trek to Anna Ruby Falls, pretty three-mile trail to downtown Helen and rugged 8-mile singletrack for bikers. The cool mountain lake offers a swimming beach and canoe rental during summer.
Throughout the year, park staff host outstanding programs ranging from craft festivals and concerts, to animal programs and educational hikes. Overnight guests can choose from a hotel-style lodge, fully equipped cottages and modern campground. The park’s restaurant is known for its nightly mountain trout buffet (there is not a nightly buffet, however trout is available each night), while craft lovers should not miss the lodge’s gift shop with pottery, quilts and other crafts (we do not have a the craft shop anymore). The lodge and beach house are popular spots for weddings, reunions, parties and conferences.

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Park Hours: 7AM–10PM
Office Hours: 8AM–4:30PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

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Visit or call 1-800-573-9659 for rates, information and reservations.
    • 1,050 Acres
    • 100-Room Lodge & Conference Center -- wireless Internet, operated by Coral Hospitality
    Meetings, Weddings and Retreats
    • 30 Cottages -- A-1, C-4 and Smith Creek 1 are dog friendly
    • 16 Squirrel’s Nest Camping Shelters
    • 53-Acre Lake with Beach
    • Beach House/Group Shelter (seats 100)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters
    • Restaurant

    Hiking – 8 miles of trails
    Mountain Biking – 8 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club
    There is a $2 Daily Bike Permit or an Annual Bike Permit for $25 required. Passes may be purchased at the Front Desk of Unicoi Lodge. Permits should be attached to the rider's bicycle with a zip tie provided with the permit. The permit is good for all mountain bike trails that charge a fee.
    • Fishing – accessible docks
    • Lake Swimming
    • Canoe and Kayak Rental (seasonal)
    Ranger Programs
    Teambuilding Programs - reservations required
    • Visit nearby Anna Ruby Falls (fee for USFS access)
    • Playgrounds
    • Tennis


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2nd Annual Easter Fun Fest and Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Tons of FunJoin us for our annual Easter Fun Fest Event located at "the bottoms" field. Festivities starting at 10am kids will get to enjoy crafts, Hayrides, egg hunt, and other wonderful surprises! At 11:00am the Egg Hunt will begin, Children will be divided up by age group Sponsored by Friends of Unicoi. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Handicapped Accessible Visiting Artist Series
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM from May 24, 2014 until May 25, 2014 
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale in the Lodge. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day through mid-November. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Handicapped Accessible Saturday Evening Concert Series
Saturday, May 24, 2014 8 PM
Some of the best musicians in the area perform a variety of music from Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend through mid-November. These programs will be “pass-the-hat” donations for the musicians. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Highway 356
Helen , GA30545

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.723033 | W -083.722300

Located 2 miles northeast of Helen via Ga. Hwy. 356.

Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Highway 356
Helen, GA 30545 View Details

Unicoi State Park and Lodge

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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