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Amicalola Falls State Park 'Amicalola Falls' © Joe Szalay
View of the top portion of Amicalola Falls from the upper bridge.
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Georgia
Northeast Georgia Mountains Region
Amicalola Falls State Park
AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK
AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville, Georgia   30534

Phone: 706-265-4703
Reservations: 800-864-7275
Amicalola Falls State Park
'Amicalola Falls'
© Joe Szalay

View of the top portion of Amicalola Falls from the upper bridge.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Over the Falls'
© Joe Szalay

View of the Amicalola River as it starts its decent into Amicalola Falls.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Cascading Falls'
© Joe Szalay

Long exposure details of the upper portion of Amicalola Falls taken from the upper bridge.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Cascading Falls'
© Joe Szalay

Details of the upper portion of Amicalola Falls as viewed from the upper bridge.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Middle Cascade'
© Joe Szalay

This is one of the smaller cascades that are part of the falls.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Rushing Stream'
© Joe Szalay

Detailed water flows on the lower portion of Amicalola Falls.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Amicalola Rapids'
© Joe Szalay

Fallen tree and rapids on the West Ridge Falls Trail.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'River Run'
© Joe Szalay

River rapids on the lower portion of Amicalola Falls.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Fall Reflection'
© Joe Szalay

Autumn colors reflected in the Reflection Pond at the base of Amicalola Falls.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Amicalola Falls Bridge'
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View of the upper portion of Amicalola Falls with the viewing bridge and the start of the stairway down to the lower cascades.

Amicalola Falls State Park
'Bottom of Amicalola Falls'
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The very bottom of the falls at Amicalola Falls. Before the 200 steps to the big falls.

It's easy to see why this is one of Georgia's most popular state parks. Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning "tumbling waters," is an appropriate name for these 729-foot falls - the tallest east of the Mississippi River. An eight-mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,135-mile Appalachian Trail. However, numerous other trails are available for shorter journeys. A beautiful lodge is popular with guests who prefer hotel-type comforts over cottages and camping, while a 5-mile hike leads to more remote accommodations at the Len Foote Hike Inn. Be sure to stop by the park office to see nature displays, live exhibits and a gift shop.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 3
This was one of the best campgrounds that I have visited in my life. I have traveled all over the world and this has been definitly one of the best places we have tented. Amazing waterfall that you can actually touch and so may beautiful activities that you can experience. I would recomend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice and quiet place to just sit back and relax the loving nature. There are other places you can stay at such as the log if you are not the type to tent.
June 8 A great Georgia asset by georgiascotsman
A great place to experience, it is only an hour and a half north of Atlanta. Anyone would enjoy this beautiful state park. It is well kept, yet not overly touristy. Accessible to young or old, families, couples or singles - this is a park not to miss. The falls are a wonderful asset and an obvious drawing point. It is quite a hike from the parking lot. Take your time and enjoy the pathway as you wind yourway up the side of the mountain. (Perhaps the hike is one way of making us slow down to enjoy Mother Nature.) There are many other amenities which makes this park one a destination by choice. The lodge, above the upper falls, is a great place to stay, have a business retreat, meeting, dinner or drink, or simply look over the mountain. Several cabins are available for reservation, and various picnic sites are scattered throughout the park. I can see this park being busy on weekend, particularly on holidays. I would suggest taking a day in the middle of the week, to have a more secluded visit.


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