Located north of Dawsonville, Georgia, Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge is one of the Adventure Lodges of Georgia in the Georgia State Parks system, which offers countless activities for outdoors enthusiasts.
Set atop the mountain, the views from the lodge’s porch are worth the winding drive. It’s also a popular setting off point for hikers, with the Appalachian Trail approach trail to the start point at Springer Mountain.
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The 57 lodge rooms are modernly furnished and as comfortable as you’re sure to find anywhere nearby. Rooms and suites come with bottled water, WiFi, coffee and tea, a flat-screen television, workspace, and a bathroom with a bathtub and toiletries.
There are also loft rooms, which are perfect for families. Cabins come in one, two, and three-room varieties for any size group, located at various points throughout the park.
They also have full kitchens, so you won’t have to leave to dine out, as well as heating and air conditioning, TVs, and fireplaces. RV and tent camping are available with water, power, grills, and fire rings. Cabins and campsites are also pet-friendly.
Because of its remote location, with the closest grocery store 12 miles away and other restaurants over 20 minutes away in Big Canoe, many guests dine at the lodge’s restaurant, which is open throughout the day. They also have a snack stand at the top of the falls that is open seasonally and a few bites available at the visitor’s center.
In addition to the miles of trails, Amicalola Falls State Park has a stocked fish pond, paddleboarding courses, fly fishing classes, archery, and a popular zipline course. They also have classes for backpackers setting off on long-distance hikes to teach how to hang bear bags and other survival skills.
If You Go
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534. Parking is included with your resort fee if you’re staying at the lodge and $10 to visit for the day. Rates start at $150 for lodge rooms and suites, $200 for cabins, and $30 for campsites. Book your stay by callingis located at 418 Amicalola Falls Road,
My stay was hosted by Amicalola Falls State Park and Hemsworth Communications.