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Dawsonville is a small village in Dawson County, Georgia in the north-central part of the state. As of the 2000 census, the population was 619 residents. Dawsonville is just ten miles northwest of Lake Lanier, a man-made reservoir that is one of the state's most popular recreational lakes. The town of Dawsonville is also only 10 miles south of Amicalola State Park. This state park contains the beautiful Amicalola Falls, which is the tallest cascading waterfall in the U.S., east of the Mississippi River. Millions of visitors come to Lake Lanier and Amicalola State Park each year, which makes tourism one of the leading industries of Dawsonville. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, hiking, horseback riding and camping. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is called one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. Amicalola Falls State Park also contains four different groups of hiking trails, one which leads to the top of the falls. Dawsonville offers several popular festivals each year. The Spring Fling is in May, a 2-day festival of local artists and crafts people in downtown Dawsonville, and the Mountain Moonshine Festival in October, which celebrates Dawson County's colorful history during the prohibition era.

Surrounding areas: Big Canoe, Georgia (10.0 mi), Dahlonega, Georgia (10.8 mi), Chestatee, Georgia (11.1 mi), Amicalola Falls, Georgia (12.2 mi), Cumming, Georgia (14.8 mi), Ada Creek, Georgia (14.9 mi), Two Mile Creek, Georgia (15.3 mi)

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Dawsonville Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Dawson Village Inn76 N Georgia AveDawsonville, GA (706) 216-4410
Comfort Inn127 Beartooth PkwyDawsonville, GA (706) 216-1900
Super 8-dawsonville205 N CTR LnDawsonville, GA (706) 216-6801
Days Inn Dahlonega1065 Chestatee StDahlonega, GA10.8 mi.(706) 864-2338
Holiday Inn Express835 S Chestatee StDahlonega, GA10.8 mi.(706) 867-7777
Howard Johnson Dahlonega1010 MTN DrDahlonega, GA10.8 mi.(706) 864-4343
Hampton Inn Atlanta/Cumming Ga915 Northside Forsyth DrCumming, GA14.8 mi.(770) 889-0877
Sun Suites Of Cumming555 Lake Center PkwyCumming, GA15.5 mi.(770) 781-5550
Holiday Inn Express835 Buford RdCumming, GA16.6 mi.(770) 889-4600
Comfort Suites905 Buford RdCumming, GA16.8 mi.(770) 889-4141
Microtel Inn And Suites171 H Mullins CtJasper, GA18.0 mi.(706) 299-5500
Super 8100 WhitefieldJasper, GA18.0 mi.(706) 253-3297
Renaissance Pineisle Resort9000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA18.3 mi.(770) 945-8921
Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference Center7000 Holiday RdBuford, GA18.4 mi.(770) 945-8787
Lake Lanier Islands Hilton Resort7000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA18.4 mi.(404) 945-8787
Hampton Inn450 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA18.7 mi.(770) 503-0300
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Ctr726 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA18.7 mi.(770) 536-4451
Ramada Limited766 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA18.7 mi.(770) 287-3205
Best Western Gainesville400 Ee Butler PkwyGainesville, GA18.9 mi.(800) 782-8966
Days Inn Gainesville520 Queen City PkwyGainesville, GA18.9 mi.(770) 535-8100
Super 8541 Doresey StGainesville, GA18.9 mi.(770) 533-9009
Comfort InnI-985 At Exit 16Oakwood, GA18.9 mi.(770) 287-1000
Jameson Inn Oakwood3780 Merchants WayOakwood, GA18.9 mi.(770) 533-9400
Suburban Lodge Of Gainesville1115 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA19.3 mi.(800) 951-7829
Comfort Inn3469 Branch RdFlowery Branch, GA19.9 mi.(770) 287-1000
American Inn Of Buford4267 Hwy 20Buford, GA21.8 mi.(770) 932-0111
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Lake Lanier5961 Bristol Ind WayBuford, GA21.8 mi.(678) 730-5050
Country Inn & Suites1395 Mall Of Ga BlvdBuford, GA21.8 mi.(770) 271-1441
Holiday Inn Exprtess Hotel & Suites2499 Satellite BlvdBuford, GA21.8 mi.(678) 318-1080
Comfort Inn138 Keith DrCanton, GA22.8 mi.(770) 345-1994
Days Inn Canton291 Ball Ground RdCanton, GA22.8 mi.(770) 479-0301
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites713 Transit AveCanton, GA23.1 mi.(770) 479-7300
Days Inn ClevelandHwy 129Cleveland, GA23.6 mi.(706) 865-4079
Courtyard-alpharetta12655 Deerfield PkwyAlphareetta, GA23.8 mi.(800) 321-2211
Marriott-marriott- Alpharetta5750 Windward PkwyAlpharetta, GA23.8 mi.(770) 754-9600
Springhill Suites By Marriott Atlanta/Alpharetta12730 Deerfield PkwyAlpharetta, GA23.8 mi.(770) 751-6900
Windward Place3080 Market PLAlpharetta, GA23.9 mi.(770) 751-0202
Hampton Inn & Suites16785 Old Morris RdAlpharetta, GA24.2 mi.(678) 393-0990
Amerisuites-Alpharetta/Nortel Pkwy12505 Nortel PkwyAlpharetta, GA24.4 mi.(678) 339-0505
Amerisuites North Point7500 North Point PkwyAlpharetta, GA24.6 mi.(770) 594-8788

Dawsonville 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 49°F 26°F 6.24 in. -
February 53°F 28°F 5.47 in. -
March 61°F 34°F 6.66 in. -
April 70°F 40°F 4.81 in. -
May 76°F 48°F 4.85 in. -
June 83°F 57°F 4.60 in. -
July 86°F 61°F 5.11 in. -
August 84°F 61°F 4.87 in. -
September 79°F 55°F 4.43 in. -
October 70°F 43°F 4.22 in. -
November 61°F 35°F 4.79 in. -
December 52°F 28°F 5.40 in. -

Dawsonville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located about 31 miles south of Dawsonville in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located approximately 39 miles southwest of Dawsonville in Atlanta, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located roughly 56 miles southwest of Dawsonville in Atlanta, Georgia, the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located around 59 miles west of Dawsonville in Rome, Georgia, and finally Lovell Field (CHA) located about 74 miles northwest of Dawsonville in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dawsonville Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
American AdventuresMariettaGA40.7 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA42.5 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA48.9 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA51.4 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA76.8 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC85.8 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC85.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA17.5 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA40.7 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Chestatee Golf ClubDawsonvilleGA 
Nicklaus Golf Club At Birch RiverDahlonegaGA10.9 mi.
Chattahoochee Golf ClubGainesvilleGA15.3 mi.
Country Land Golf CourseCummingGA15.3 mi.
Hampton Golf VillageCummingGA15.3 mi.
Windermere Golf ClubCummingGA15.3 mi.
Arrowhead Country ClubJasperGA17.0 mi.
Chicopee Woods Golf CourseGainesvilleGA19.3 mi.
Royal Lakes Golf & Country ClubFlowery BranchGA20.2 mi.
Skitt Mountain Golf CourseClevelandGA22.5 mi.
Bridge Mill Athletic ClubCantonGA24.9 mi.
Woodmont Golf & Country ClubCantonGA24.9 mi.
Bears Best AtlantaSuwaneeGA25.8 mi.
Laurel Springs Golf ClubSuwaneeGA25.8 mi.
Olde Atlanta Golf ClubSuwaneeGA25.8 mi.
Crooked Creek Golf ClubAlpharettaGA26.2 mi.
RiverPines Golf CourseAlpharettaGA26.2 mi.
Sugar Hill Golf ClubSugar HillGA26.2 mi.
Trophy Club of AtlantaAlpharettaGA26.2 mi.
Whitepath Golf ClubEllijayGA27.7 mi.
Peachtree Family Golf CenterDuluthGA29.1 mi.
St Marlo Country ClubDuluthGA29.1 mi.
Innsbruck Golf ClubHelenGA29.4 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC61.2 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC95.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA11.8 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA24.4 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA30.7 mi. 
George Washington Carver State ParkGA36.9 mi. 
Red Top Mountain State ParkGA38.4 mi. 
Fort Yargo State ParkGA38.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Kennesaw Civil War MuseumKennesawGA39.5 mi.(History)
Robert C. Williams American Museum of PapermakingAtlantaGA48.9 mi.(Technology)
Hammonds House Galleries & Resource Center OF African American ArtAtlantaGA48.9 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA|GAAtlantaGA48.9 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA48.9 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA48.9 mi.(Art)
Pasarya Museum of ArtAtlantaGA48.9 mi.(Art)
Atlanta History CenterAtlantaGA48.9 mi.(History)
Compulsory ArtsAthensGA53.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Georgia Museum of Natural HistoryAthensGA53.0 mi.(Science)
Georgia Museum of ArtAthensGA53.0 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA48.9 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN80.2 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN80.2 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC102.5 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN107.0 mi.


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