Frequently Asked Questions

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Below are the most frequently asked questions we get from visitors looking to camp at Amicalola State Park & Lodge.

1. When does the campground quiet time begin and end?

The campground quiet time runs from 10pm until 7am.

2. Are the main gates to the campground locked at night?

No, we currently do not lock the campground’s main gates at night.

3. How steep is the hill that leads up to the campground?

The hill is steep. At times it can have up to a 25% grade. We recommend coming prepared to use a low gear and traveling at the park speed limit of 15mph. Know your vehicle’s towing capacity and state of repair before attempting the climb.

4. What is the speed limit inside the campground?

The speed limit inside the campground is 5mph. Travel is directional, in a counter-clockwise manner. Please follow all posted road signs and beware of pedestrian traffic and wildlife activity.

5. How close is the nearest grocery store or gas station to the park?

Approximately 12.2 miles away, at the intersection of Clear Creek Road and HWY 52 in East Ellijay, GA, you should be able to find what you need.

6. What kind of wildlife can I expect to see in the campground?

The type of wildlife on display at Amicalola Falls State Park is dependent on the season. One can expect to encounter deer, raccoon, opossum, owl, hawk, snake, black bear and squirrel to name a few of our woodland residents.

7. Is there a hiking trail that goes directly from the campground to the top of Amicalola Falls?

No, there is no direct hiking trail available from the campground to the falls. We recommend driving to the top of the falls from the campground. If you do hike to the falls using one of our other accessible hiking trails, it is recommended that you obtain a copy of the park map, available at the lodge and Visitor’s Center, before any hiking activities to prevent becoming disoriented or lost.

8. Do I need to bring my own firewood?

No. Buying firewood where you burn it is required by the GA Forestry Commission and the US Forest Service to prevent the spread of tree-killing insect infestations and diseases, like the emerald ash borer, the gypsy moth, the redbay ambrosia beetle or the Sirex woodwasp. More info here.

In order to remain compliant with these standards, we have firewood available for purchase from local firewood suppliers at both the Vistor’s Center and the lodge.

9. How do I know if my camper or RV will fit into the campsite that I'm interested in?

Please see the site description and measurements that are available on the park map. Simply click on the campsite area in the top left-hand corner to activate the interactivity and then you will have the ability to click on any of the numbered campsites in order to see a picture, description and measurements.

10. How do I check into the campground after the Visitor's Center has closed for the day?

Please go to the lodge to check in and purchase local firewood from the reception desk.

11. Am I allowed to ride a bicycle in the campground?

Yes, of course. Please note that Georgia law requires that bicycle riders 15 years of age or younger wear a helmet when riding.

12. What if I have additional questions?

Please feel free to contact us at (706) 344-1500 or toll free at 1-800-573-9656 for any additional questions you may have or to reserve your campsite for an upcoming visit.

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