Pardon our progress
The Amicalola Falls State Park Visitors Center is getting a brand new facility! There will be ongoing construction during the demolition and new build. During this time, the Visitors Center will be located in a temporary location. There will be signs throughout the park giving direction to the new location.
From April 11 – 15, 2022 the Visitors Center will be closed as we set up the temporary location.
Here’s a sneak peak of things to come!
As soon as you pass through our gates, you’ll see why Amicalola Falls State Park is one of the most popular parks in the South. With 829 acres of beautiful North Georgia mountain wilderness in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Amicalola Falls is just one of five Georgia State Parks with a lodge and restaurant.
Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning “tumbling waters,” is an appropriate name for the 729-foot falls, the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. While Amicalola Falls is the most notable feature of the park, there are many other reasons visitors have been flocking to this site since it was established as a state park in 1940.
Many beautiful and diverse hiking and walking trails wind through the park and activities are abundant at the Amicalola Falls Visitors Center. One of the most popular trails, the eight-mile Approach Trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the 2,193-mile Appalachian Trail.
Overnight accommodations at our Georgia mountain resort include 57 comfortable lodge rooms, 14 cozy rental cabins and 24 wooded campsites. On-site activities include ziplining, trout fishing, guided hikes, GPS scavenger hunts, and 3-D archery. The park is often used to host corporate events, family reunions and group retreats and is a popular destination wedding location.
Whether you want to relax in the natural confines of the wooded campground, explore the Dawsonville, GA area or hike miles of mountain trails, Amicalola Falls State Park is ready for whatever Georgia activities you have in mind.
Park Hours & Access
Amicalola Falls State Park is accessible year-round during daylight hours.
The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All vehicles entering Amicalola State Park require a $5 GA State Park Pass.
Frequent park visitors can save money with a $50 Annual Park Pass available at the Lodge or Visitor’s Center. Passes are good for one year from the purchase date.
Avoid the crowds and find more opportunities open for activities by scheduling a mid-week visit.