Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge

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.


GPS Coordinates:

N 34.562652 | W -84.247627
Located 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Highway 52. Take Highway 53 west to Highway 183 north to Highway 52 east.

280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Dawson County



Campfire and Story Time
Fridays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Jul 21, 2017 until Jul 28, 2017 
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM until Aug 5, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Join our ranger at the campground for a fun filled hour of stories around the campfire. Stories are free and s'mores are available for purchase. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Handicapped Accessible
Birds of Prey Program
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Jul 22, 2017 until Aug 5, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Visit the Lodge Lobby to see our birds. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Handicapped Accessible
Snakes Alive
Sundays 1 PM - 2 PM – Jul 23, 2017 until Aug 6, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Come learn about the world's most misunderstood reptile at the beautiful Amicalola Falls Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Mr. Bill Tanner
706-265-8888  Park Manager, Amicalola Falls State Park

Bo Reynolds

Doris Wright

Henry and Darcy Grannis
901-355-4982  Retired

Jammye Samples
Amicalola Falls State Park

Keith Murden
Front Desk Supervisor

Linda Reynolds
General Clerk

Mark Hardman
706-253-5001  Food and Beverage Director, Amicalola Falls

Ronna Horn
Conference Coordinator

Vicki Adkison
Amicalola Falls

Wanda Crawford