Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
FACILITIES AVAILABLE:
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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.562652 | W -84.247627

Located 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Ga. Hwy. 52. Take Hwy. 53 west to Hwy. 183 north to Hwy. 52 east.

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Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
 


Phone
800-573-9656
706-265-4703

Handicapped Accessible Wings of Flight
Daily until Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 5 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
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.
Handicapped Accessible Karaoke
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Thursday, May 29, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Come join with us in the Maple Restaurant to sing your cares away and enjoy some delicious food and beautiful views. $5 parking. 800-573-9656.
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, May 3, 2014 1 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 1 PM
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Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
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.
Handicapped Accessible For Goodness Snakes
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
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Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Handicapped Accessible Amicalola is Going to the Birds
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
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Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
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.
Handicapped Accessible Music in the Maple featuring Kraig Kenning
Thursday, May 15, 2014 5 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Join musician Kraig Kenning for Music in the Maple from 5pm - 8pm. Enjoy a delicious dinner and allow Mr. Kenning's blend of all Americana music to serenade you through sunset. $5 parking. 706-265-8888.
Twilight Hike
Friday, May 16, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Join Amicalola Naturalist's for a rare twilight hike to explore the beauty of our waterfall, the sounds of the mountain's nocturnal 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.
Handicapped Accessible BINGO!
Monday, Jun 2, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Come join with us in the Maple Restaurant for bingo fun and incredible food. $5 parking. 800-573-9656.
Beginning Hiking Class
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Join us at the Visitor Center to learn the do's and do not's of the hiking world. $5 parking. 800-573-9656.
Address
280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Dawson County
Contacts
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

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