Amicalola Falls State Park Campground

Dawsonville, Georgia 30534

Amicalola Falls State Park Campground

Amicalola Falls State Park Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The word Amicalola is Cherokee for “tumbling waters.” This state park features a 729-foot waterfall, Amicalola Falls, reputed to be the tallest fall in the East. Yet this state park is much more than a waterfall.

Overlain on a scenic mountainscape, the park offers an intimate campground, first-rate hiking trails, some of the best interpretive programs anywhere in the country, and a lodge where you can stuff yourself silly after your outdoorsy adventures. One more word about the trails here: Included among them is the approach trail to the master path of the East, the Appalachian Trail, where it begins atop nearby Springer Mountain."

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7/15/2018
Visit this hike for the waterfall, which is one of the largest in the eastern part of the U.S. There are several trails available including a set of metal steps that go up above the waterfall. Some trails are more difficult than others but all of them require you to be in good shape. The stairs are definitely very strenuous. The Appalachian Trail also can be accessed from the park.There's also a lodge with a restaurant in the park if you feel the need to eat a big meal after working hard on the trails.
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6/4/2018
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9/24/2011
I took the 8 mile AT approach trail. There are 4 climbs on this trail and if not in shape it can be tough. Especially last climb to top of springer mountain. This is from the point of view from a Florida boy, so I know a lot of you will think it is easy.

Not much views as mostly in forest. When get to top and start of AT there is a view from there. We watched the sunset there. Camped at Springer Mtn water was slow creek but plenty.
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Trail Information

Dawsonville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
25
Campsites
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
706-265-4703, gastateparks.org Reservations 800-573-9656
Local Contacts
$25-$28
Fees per Night
Hot showers, flush toilets, laundry
Facilities

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Dec 2018