Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is an 829-acre Georgia state park located between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. The park's name is derived from a Cherokee language word meaning "tumbling waters".

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Northeast of Dawsonville, Georgia, on the cusp of the North Georgia Mountains, sits Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge. A nature lover’s wonderland, it’s only 8 miles from the Appalachian Trail and within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park is named after its most treasured feature, Amicalola Falls – a magnificent 729-foot waterfall that’s the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

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You have unspoiled views with 2000 acres of Department of Natural Resource land across the river. So many things to do close by, fish from the deck, raft/kayak/tube down the river, enjoy local wineries, pick apples from the nearby orchards, hike or bike the many area trails, shop and dine in downtown Ellijay. If you like to stay in, the kitchen has all amenities needed to cook at home, soak in the hot tub overlooking the river, relax on the swinging daybed on the screen porch, Smores over the firepit or watch TV in front of an indoor fireplace. Note: fireplace is disabled from mid-May to mid-September.

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Little was known by European Americans about the falls before the 19th century. Until 1832, the Cherokee, an Iroquoian-speaking tribe believed to have migrated in ancient times from the Great Lakes region, controlled a large territory that included this area of the state park. That year they signed the Treaty of New Echota with the United States, which forced the Cherokee to remove into the Ozarks in Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. They called their mass removal and overland journey the Trail of Tears. 

The state purchased the falls in 1911. Amicalola Falls State Park was not developed at all until the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club decided in 1958 that they would move the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail from Mount Oglethorpe to the nearby Springer Mountain. An 8.5-mile-long trail was blazed from the base of Amicalola Falls to the top of Springer Mountain, so that Appalachian Trail hikers would be able to access the trail from a major highway.

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge has four groups of trails within it, including the trail leading up to the top of the waterfall. The park has a lodge that serves as a starting point of Appalachian Trail hikers. The park also checks in guests for a nearby facility called the Len Foote Hike Inn, a backcountry eco-friendly inn that is 5 miles from the park, one mile from the Appalachian Approach trail and 4.4 miles from Springer Mountain. 

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Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in Georgia at 729 ft. and is easily one of the most beautiful Georgia Waterfalls you will see in the state and is located at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge and is home to one of the best Georgia Campgrounds and is a favorite amongst all of the Georgia State Parks! Video: CampTravelExplore

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