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Planning Family Reunions a Cinch at Amicalola Falls


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Planning and organizing a family reunion can be a challenge, but at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge, we have the amenities and activities to ensure family gatherings are extraordinary.

Only an hour’s drive from Atlanta, Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is one of the most convenient getaways in Georgia. Once you arrive, you can combine outdoor fun and adventure with breathtaking views and serene surroundings to give every family member exactly what they need to create a memorable Georgia vacation.

Choose your Lodging

One of the best features about Amicalola State Park & Lodge is the variety of on-site accommodations available to family groups. Families looking for a true Georgia mountain resort experience may choose to stay in the Lodge. With 57 rooms, including suites and adjoining rooms, our reservations team can help you secure group bookings to keep everyone close by. Each lodge room has an exceptional view, so every member of the family will be able to relax amidst incredible scenes of nature.

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Guests seeking a blend of rustic charm and modern amenities opt for the park’s cabin rentals, which are perfect for a summer family adventure. The 14 recently renovated cabins feature wood floors, open concept living rooms and full kitchens to prepare family meals. They’re equipped with heating and air conditioning, decks, fireplaces and satellite TV, and are available in 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom arrangements. The two different cabin sites, Wooded Mountain Top or Creek Side Below the Falls, give reunions even more options and keeps families coming back year after year.

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If your crew wants to “rough it,” there’s no finer Georgia state park camping experience than Amicalola. With a bevy of wooded tent campsites and a full-hookup RV campground, camping in Georgia has never been easier. Each site has water, power, grill and fire ring. A comfort station with laundry facilities, restrooms and showers is located within the campground.

Build your Schedule

There’s no shortage of things to do at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge. Hiking (solo or guided), zip lining, 3-D archery, survivalist camps and GPS scavenger hunts ensure a true North Georgia Adventure is just around every bend.

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Few parks provide a wider variety of hiking options than Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge. With 10 trails of varying intensity levels and one amazing waterfall, it’s easy to see why this 829-acre reserve is among the most popular Georgia State Parks.

ziplines AmicalolaThe popularity of zip lining in Georgia is at an all-time high, thanks to the talented adventure professionals of American Adventure Park System, who handle all of our on-site zips on the Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure Tour. Odds are, many in your group will want to feel the wind rushing by as they zip safely through the forest canopy.

Families looking for reunion bonding should consider adding team building activities to the schedule. Offered within the park, activity options include a low and high ropes course, zip lining or a custom adventure. Learn to work as a team, completing objectives and becoming a stronger family in the process.

Can’t Miss Views and Attractions

As the park’s name implies, Amicalola Falls is the top area attraction. Numerous trails to the falls, including those accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, make it easy for the whole family to catch a glimpse of the legendary sight. At 729-feet, Amicalola Fall is not just the tallest waterfall in Georgia, it’s the highest cascade east of the Mississippi River.

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Even if you plan on cooking meals in a cabin kitchen or over an open flame at a campsite, one night of your stay simply must include a sunset dinner at the Maple Restaurant. With massive floor-to-ceiling windows and hearty, delicious food, the dining experience at the Maple amounts to a meal and view you can’t get anywhere else.

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Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is in one of Georgia’s most fascinating regions. Just around the bend, you’ll find Downtown Dawsonville, Dahlonega and Alpine Helen. All feature local shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Each town has its own interesting personality and is a delight to explore.

Book Your Family Reunion Today

Now that you have the lowdown on what makes Amicalola State Park & Lodge the ultimate locale for your family reunion, all that’s left to do is book it. Contact one of our sales staff today and we’ll help you find the rates and packages that best fit the needs of your group.

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