Amicalola Falls State Park

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Amicalola Falls State Park Dawsonville Reviews

bensonryan bensonry…
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Amicalola Aug 15, 2016
Out of cell phone range in North Georgia lies the Amicalola Falls State Park. Amicalola Falls State Park is located in Dawsonville, Georgia and expands over 800 acres. Deriving from a Cherokee language word meaning "tumbling waters", the park is home to the 700-foot Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall in Georgia. There are many hiking trails such as the Appalachian Trail which begins in the park. Originally it was privately owned until the state purchased the falls in 1911.

Access to the park initially requires a $5 ticket for each driver. Though there are some rails missing on some of the trails, there are park rangers that can be called upon in any type of danger. The main pathways are made up of recycled tires which can explain the softness of the walkways. The view of the waterfall is magnificent and feels like a natural wonder. It is a bit of a hike ascending to the very top, which I didn’t have the change to enjoy viewing because of my accompaniment with my toddler son in a stroller.

The heavily wooded environment was very welcoming after my long stint in Bahrain, where trees were nearly non-existent. There is a lodge available that offers rooms well within any traveler’s budget, that’s if they like the rural solitude from the city life. I would venture here again soon when I find the time to visit north Georgia. This is a must recommend for anyone who visits Dawsonville, Georgia.
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