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Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge

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t’s easy to see why this is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning “tumbling waters,” is an appropriate name for these 729-foot falls — the tallest east of the Mississippi River. An eight-mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,135-mile Appalachian Trail. However, numerous other trails are available for shorter journeys. A beautiful lodge is popular with guests who prefer hotel-type comforts over cottages and camping, while a 5-mile hike leads to more remote accommodations at the Len Foote Hike Inn. Be sure to stop by the park office to see nature displays, live exhibits and a gift shop.



Phone: (800) 864-7275

Other Phone: (706) 265-4703


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


Weather

Areal Flood Watch

Issued:
10:32 AM EDT on April 22, 2018
Expires:
2:00 PM EDT on April 23, 2018

Wind Advisory

Issued:
10:33 AM EDT on April 22, 2018
Expires:
7:00 AM EDT on April 23, 2018
Rain
Sunday 04/22/2018 90%
Rain
A few showers early becoming a steady rain for the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Rain
Monday 04/23/2018 100%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 66F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 04/24/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 69F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/25/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 69F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Thursday 04/26/2018 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 68F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.


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  • MayoT2
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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Beautiful park but campground is like camping in a neighborhood.

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July 21, 2008

I would never return to this campground as it is. The individual sites are entirely geared to monster RVs, with huge gravel pads formed by massive wood retaining walls. Sites are crowded together and some have almost no shade. Tent campers are subjected to constant noise from air conditioners.

The worst aspect of the campground is that there is a group site right in the middle of the individual sites. A lighted pavilion encourages noise late into the night and on the weekend I was camping the dozen or so kids in the group site were shrieking at full voice by 6 a.m. The park really needs a separate tent-only loop with a more natural landscape.

The park itself is beautiful with good trails and dramatic scenery.

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