Northeast of Dawsonville, Georgia, on the cusp of the North Georgia Mountains, sits Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge. A nature lover’s wonderland, it’s only 8 miles from the Appalachian Trail and within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park is named after its most treasured feature, Amicalola Falls – a magnificent 729-foot waterfall that holds the record for being the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. In the thick of the spectacular terrain, stands Amicalola Falls Lodge – a beacon of comfort, rejuvenation, and true Georgia adventure. At Amicalola Falls Lodge, almost every room has a view. The breathtaking vistas and spectacular sunsets await behind the door. Time spent at a destination of this caliber turns an ordinary trip into a great escape. Whether you are planning a corporate meeting, a family reunion, a friendly mountain getaway or a romantic rendezvous, Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge offers amazing accommodations and world-class recreation on the southern tier of the Appalachian Mountain Range.
An Adventure Lodge is a place to play, discover and explore. Looking for a mountain resort, a classic cabin rental or fantastic camping accommodations? Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is the perfect Appalachian Mountain command post. Thrill seekers enjoy the best zip lining in Georgia without leaving the park. Naturalists feed their curiosities on guided hikes. Groups trek to the cliff of Amicalola Falls to observe white water in motion. State Park staff educate about local wildlife in the Birds of Prey Show. Outdoor enthusiasts who seek something more interactive can sign up for GPS scavenger hunts, 3-D archery or survivalist camp. The Lodge at Amicalola Falls also serves as a bed and breakfast for travelers passing through this picturesque pocket of North Georgia.
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is the perfect setting for group gatherings. It is a premier destination wedding and conference location with comprehensive event packages to match. Strengthen your squad with invigorating team-building and group activities including ropes courses, zip lines and custom challenges. When it’s time to get down to business, Amicalola Falls Lodge can comfortably host parties of 10 to groups of 200. Stage an event to perfectly fit your purpose with adjustable indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. With radiant mountain views, casual, yet elegant, conference center facilities, and the friendly service of our park and resort staff, your attendees are sure to be impressed.
Unparalleled onsite dining at the Maple Restaurant gives overnight guests and day trippers a sweet taste of North Georgia. Diners experience enchanting scenery and amazing ambiance paired with traditional Southern fare. The Maple Restaurant serves up a meal to remember every day of the year and a panoramic view of the valley you will never forget. Take in a spectacular sunset during dinner or come in early for breakfast and watch the morning’s white fog blanket the mountain tops.
With 829 acres of pristine North Georgia wilderness and wildlife, it's easy to see why Amicalola is one of the most popular Georgia State Parks. Few parks provide as many diverse trail options as Amicalola and none can match the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. While there are 10 total trails emanating from the park, the most popular pathway for serious hikers is the 8.5-mile Approach Trail that runs from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the famous Appalachian Trail (AT). Thru-hikers can register or check in for the AT and get advice from our expert staff before heading out. The trailhead is marked by a stone archway that has become an iconic symbol for experienced trekkers and weekend ramblers who make the ascent toward the legendary 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail.
From suites and loft rooms to cabins and campgrounds, guests can customize their stay and create a one-of-kind Georgia mountain retreat. Private cabins vary in size, which makes them great for parties both large and small. The park features some of the most impressive wooded tent and RV campsites in the Southeast United States located at the top of the mountain. Primitive camping sites are also available and give passionate outdoors people the ideal setup for sleeping under the stars.
Make your next trip to North Georgia your own. Amicalola State Park & Lodge makes designing your dream itinerary easy with unbelievable vacation packages.