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Amicalola-Falls is an 829-acre state park located in north-central Georgia near the town of Dawsonville. The name "Amicalola" is from the Cherokee language and means "tumbling waters." The park is home to Amicalola Falls, the highest waterfalls in Georgia at 729 feet. It's considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. Amicalola Falls State Park has four groups of hiking trails within it, including an eight-mile trail that winds past the falls and leads to Springer Mountain. Amicalola Falls is also known for being the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, which begins in the park. The state park also owns a nearby facility called the Len Foote Hike Inn, a backcountry, eco-friendly inn that is one mile from the Appalachian Trail and 4.4 miles from Springer Mountain. The inn is operated by a non-profit organization known as the Appalachian Educational Recreational Services, Inc. or AERS. The nearby town of Dawsonville offers visitors shopping and restaurants in a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. The town is home to several annual festivals, including Spring Fling in May, a 2-day event for local artists and crafts people, and the Mountain Moonshine Festival in October, which celebrates Dawson County's history during the prohibition era.

Surrounding areas: Big Canoe, Georgia (7.7 mi), Dawsonville, Georgia (12.2 mi), Jasper, Georgia (12.3 mi), Dahlonega, Georgia (15.1 mi), Suches, Georgia (15.5 mi), Ellijay, Georgia (16.2 mi), Cherry Log, Georgia (17.1 mi)

Amicalola Falls Vacation Rentals

Amicalola Falls Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 8-dawsonville205 N CTR LnDawsonville, GA12.2 mi.(706) 216-6801
Microtel Inn And Suites171 H Mullins CtJasper, GA12.3 mi.(706) 299-5500
Super 8100 WhitefieldJasper, GA12.3 mi.(706) 253-3297
Howard Johnson Dahlonega1010 MTN DrDahlonega, GA15.1 mi.(706) 864-4343
Days Inn Dahlonega1065 Chestatee StDahlonega, GA15.4 mi.(706) 864-2338
Holiday Inn Express835 S Chestatee StDahlonega, GA15.4 mi.(706) 867-7777
Stratford Motor Inn79 Maddox CirEllijay, GA15.4 mi.(706) 276-1080
Best Western Dawson Village Inn76 N Georgia AveDawsonville, GA18.1 mi.(706) 216-4410
Comfort Inn127 Beartooth PkwyDawsonville, GA18.3 mi.(706) 216-1900
Comfort Inn & Suites83 Blue Rdg OverlookBlue Ridge, GA21.3 mi.(706) 946-3333
Douglas Inn & Suites1192 Windy RDG RdBlue Ridge, GA21.3 mi.(706) 258-3600
Ramada Ltd-blue Ridge30 Overview DrBlue Ridge, GA21.3 mi.(706) 632-4444
Days Inn1100 BurkemontMorganton, GA21.6 mi.(828) 430-8778
Comfort Inn138 Keith DrCanton, GA24.5 mi.(770) 345-1994
Days Inn Canton291 Ball Ground RdCanton, GA24.5 mi.(770) 479-0301
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites713 Transit AveCanton, GA24.7 mi.(770) 479-7300
Hampton Inn Atlanta/Cumming Ga915 Northside Forsyth DrCumming, GA25.3 mi.(770) 889-0877
Sun Suites Of Cumming555 Lake Center PkwyCumming, GA26.1 mi.(770) 781-5550
Holiday Inn Express333 Fisher StBlairsville, GA26.9 mi.(706) 745-6844
Holiday Inn Express835 Buford RdCumming, GA27.1 mi.(770) 889-4600
Seasons InnBox 10 On The SQBlairsville, GA27.2 mi.(706) 745-1631
Comfort Suites905 Buford RdCumming, GA27.4 mi.(770) 889-4141
Days Inn ClevelandHwy 129Cleveland, GA27.6 mi.(706) 865-4079

Amicalola Falls Weather & Climate

North-Central Georgia, like most of the state, is classified as having a humid subtropical climate. The Chattahoochee River divides the state into separate climatic regions with the mountains to the north being colder than the rest of Georgia. The average temperature for north-central Georgia in winter is 39 degrees F. There is little snowfall in the state, although northern and central Georgia receives more than other areas. Many summer days exceed 90 degrees F., with humidity. Rainfall is widespread and September and October are the driest months. Severe weather in the form of tornadoes and cyclones are possible, but not common.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 29°F 6.24 in. -
February 52°F 31°F 5.47 in. -
March 60°F 39°F 6.66 in. -
April 68°F 45°F 4.81 in. -
May 76°F 53°F 4.85 in. -
June 82°F 61°F 4.60 in. -
July 85°F 65°F 5.11 in. -
August 84°F 64°F 4.87 in. -
September 79°F 58°F 4.43 in. -
October 69°F 47°F 4.22 in. -
November 59°F 39°F 4.79 in. -
December 50°F 32°F 5.40 in. -

Amicalola Falls Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located about 43 miles south of Amicalola Falls in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located approximately 47 miles south of Amicalola Falls in Atlanta, Georgia, the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located roughly 53 miles west of Amicalola Falls in Rome, Georgia, Lovell Field (CHA) located around 63 miles northwest of Amicalola Falls in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and finally the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located about 64 miles south of Amicalola Falls in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amicalola Falls Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
American AdventuresMariettaGA45.6 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA52.3 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA56.4 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA56.8 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA65.8 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC82.1 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC82.1 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA29.3 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA45.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Arrowhead Country ClubJasperGA12.4 mi.
Chestatee Golf ClubDawsonvilleGA12.6 mi.
Nicklaus Golf Club At Birch RiverDahlonegaGA15.4 mi.
Whitepath Golf ClubEllijayGA15.9 mi.
Country Land Golf CourseCummingGA25.8 mi.
Hampton Golf VillageCummingGA25.8 mi.
Windermere Golf ClubCummingGA25.8 mi.
Chattahoochee Golf ClubGainesvilleGA26.2 mi.
Bridge Mill Athletic ClubCantonGA26.9 mi.
Woodmont Golf & Country ClubCantonGA26.9 mi.
Butternut Creek Golf CourseBlairsvilleGA27.2 mi.
Skitt Mountain Golf CourseClevelandGA29.1 mi.
Copper Basin Golf ClubCopperhillTN29.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC61.2 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC92.7 mi.
State Parks
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA0.4 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA22.4 mi. 
Fort Mountain State ParkGA28.6 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA31.9 mi. 
Chatuge State ParkGA37.0 mi. 
George Washington Carver State ParkGA38.1 mi. 
Red Top Mountain State ParkGA39.0 mi. 
Kennesaw Civil War MuseumKennesawGA42.8 mi.(History)
Martha Berry MuseumRomeGA56.4 mi.(History)
Robert C. Williams American Museum of PapermakingAtlantaGA56.8 mi.(Technology)
Hammonds House Galleries & Resource Center OF African American ArtAtlantaGA56.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA|GAAtlantaGA56.8 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA56.8 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA56.8 mi.(Art)
Pasarya Museum of ArtAtlantaGA56.8 mi.(Art)
Atlanta History CenterAtlantaGA56.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA56.8 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN68.9 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN68.9 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN98.3 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC107.1 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC119.6 mi.

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