From sunrise to sunset, the mountains surrounding Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge welcome you with the promise of outdoor adventure. Centrally located between Dawsonville, Dahlonega and Ellijay, and only 1.5 hours from Atlanta, our property is peaceful, relaxing and truly one of the best places to visit in Georgia. Beyond our beautiful GA Mountain Lodge we have an abundance of woodland paths, our amazing waterfall, our newest attraction, the Zipline Canopy Tour, and one of the Georgia State Parks’ best Visitors Center to name a few of our attractions.
What makes Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge a top vacation spot in Georgia?
From our Aerial Adventure Park, which includes both ziplines and suspension bridges, and GPS Scavenger Hunt to our 3-D Archery course and Survivalist Training program, Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is truly one of the fun places in Georgia to visit. Get adventure park activities.
The Amicalola State Park Lodge sits atop one of the tallest mountains in Georgia giving almost every room a perfect view of the Blue Ridge Mountains – especially as the sun begins to fall behind the North Georgia tree line. Both the Maple Restaurant, with its panoramic wall of windows, and the outdoor patio take advantage of the spectacular views.
Some of the biggest tourist attractions in the Georgia mountains are the many cascading waterfalls that hide along trails within Georgia State Parks. Our namesake, Amicalola Falls, is one of the biggest attractions in North Georgia as it holds the record for being the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
Starting at the Visitor’s Center, our 8-mile approach trail leads you from the Amicalola Falls to the base of Springer Mountain, the official beginning of the Appalachian Trial. Take a picture at the archway of the approach trail to commence your journey and don’t forget to register with the Park Ranger on duty.
While you could spend your entire GA vacation inside Amicalola State Park, we would be amiss if we didn’t point out all the Georgia tourism that lay just outside of the state park’s entrance – only a few miles’ drive from the lodge and falls. Select the Georgia town you wish to add to your getaway in Georgia for more details on local attractions that lay beyond the park.