Dawsonville, Georgia

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

Dawsonville, Georgia



Dawsonville, Georgia
Phone: (706) 265-4703

Sites: 24
Recent Rate: $32 7/2015

Latitude: 34.55791
Longitude: -84.2498

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services yes
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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CampingGuy1

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The falls are beautiful but the campground is horrible. It looks like no money has been put into the place in many years. The road to sites are rutted and badly washed out. Sites are overgrown with grass in the gravel areas, spigots leak water and on three of the seven days I visited, the water was off about half the time with inadequate compensation from the campground owners for the problem. Also, many sites are unlevel and hold water during rains. I will not return until the place gets a "makeover" in the campground area. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

It's obvious that the State of Georgia does not maintain this campground. Pick one of the ones that they do and you'll be a lot happier.

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Keystone Trail

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The view from the falls is amazing and there are many hiking trails in this area. Be forewarned, the hill up to the campground is a long 25% grade and not recommended for heavier campers or light duty engines. The back-in sites were almost impossible to park a 37 foot trailer. The campground is serviced by the lodge which is so far away it requires a vehicle to get to. The staff at the lodge were amazingly friendly and helpful. The bathrooms, showers and laundry area were quite dirty. Price stated doesn't include the state park pass. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Travel Trailer.

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willief47

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $28.00
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This has to be one of the prettiest state parks that I have visited. The waterfalls, hiking trails, visitors center and even the lodge were great. I would fully recommend that you visit here on a day trip or experience what this park has to offer. When you arrive at the campground you quickly realize that this is not run by the state of Georgia. It is run by a private company. They are obviously not spending money on the campground. The roads around the campground are washed and rutted badly. Many of the water valves at the campsite are leaking and will not shut off. Customer service at check-in is marginal at best. There was a mix up with our phone reservation and when I got there to check in they would not honor what they had said. They were very unresponsive and uncaring about their mistake. Its too bad. This could be one of the nicest campgrounds around if they took care of it. Also, please note that the drive up to the campground is steep. There are warning signs of a 25% grade. If you are not confident in your tow vehicle I would recommend you find another campground. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Travel Trailer.

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ventana2014

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
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Pro:Trails, Forest Cons: Minimally maintained, no camphost, 24 HR security not true, very unlevel sites, bathrooms sub par, electrical power at sites inconsistent 20-50amp, only 1 site 50 amp, #23; road in campground in need of major repair; If you come in with 35'+ motorhome or trailer, only 3 sites leveling doable. Private Company took over management a year ago and are doing nothing with campground; Actually had a family shooting pellet gun at bottles in middle of campground. Too bad, I have been a regular at this park, no more. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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windjamming

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
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I didn't stay at this park but did a drive through just to check it out. The park looks nice but I won't be camping there because of the road up. There's are signs warning of 25% grades and they aren't kidding. If you're pulling a trailer I'd suggest dropping it somewhere and driving up to the campground for a look. I did see one Class A up there but it was the camp host's and had the first site. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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Larson Family

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $22.00
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I usually rate state parks in general an "8" but this one needed maintenance to the sites. The gravel needs to be attended as it has deep ruts on the pads...kids & my parents tripped several times. Otherwise, the state park trail system is one of the best I have ever used and the restaurant at the lodge was very good. Not excellent, but very good. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Travel Trailer.

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flourpedal

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
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Nice campground, and the scenery is nice, but it is small. The lodge restaurant is a little pricey, if you were to consider eating there. The visitor's center staff were very helpful. The park was very busy all weekend and this is the season for the AT Thur Hikers beginning their hike. Trails were very busy. The only downside to this campground on this visit was the shower drains were not draining properly and the hot water did not stay hot very long. We told the staff about the shower drain, but it wasn't fixed when we left the next day. All in all, great park though. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Travel Trailer.

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rickl

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $24.00
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This was a very nice park we were surprised at how nice it was. All the sites are large and very nice back in's but with plenty of room to maneuver. The main activity is hiking but the hiking views were very nice. People were very friendly and everything was kept up well. It rained (actually poured) while we were there and the campsites drained impressively well. There is one area on the trip up the mountain where the campsites are that I began to wonder if my 37 foot V10 was going to make or not and several people I talked to said the same thing about the same area. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Motorhome.

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tundracamper

Review Count: 96
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Yes, the entrance road is very, very steep. Also, the road in the campground has a sharp and steep curve at the end. But, once you get up there, it's great! We stayed in site 5 and had to go around the loop backwards to be able to back in. That site is near the cabins and hangs off the side of a hill, like many of the sites. Just a short walk to the falls. Staff is extremely courteous. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

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cherryle

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $15.00
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The campsites are very well developed with very wide spaces and privacy supplied by retainer walls built with railroad ties. It was hard to pick out the prettiest site. The picnic area is as nice as anyone would want their own patio to be. Even though it was March and it snowed, there were some tent campers there and it surprised us that they stayed. But the park is designed in such a way you can set your tent to be away from the elements. The hotel, restaurant, and gift shop at the top of the mountain are beautiful. We loved this state park and we're from Texas! We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

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mannipa

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $20.00
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First and most importantly, there is a 25% steep grade going up to the campsite. Take note if you are concerned with your transmission or ability of your rig to pull up the mountain. It is a beautiful place. Sites are well maintained. All in all a nice place! We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

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jstanley

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $20.00
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Beautiful camping large lots clean gravel areas with grill and fire pit.We sat outside until 11:30-12:00 and enjoyed the fire and know one bothered us.Dogs loved it ! We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Fifth Wheel.

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kdbh17

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2005 - $24.00
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This park is one of the most beautiful in the state of Georgia. There are only 24 sites and each one is very private. All sites have a grill and a fire ring and they are very roomy. The bath houses are spotless and the Park Rangers plan a variety of activities on the weekends. The park is very quiet and the hosts are friendly and helpful. There is a field where kids can play and you can get a basketball or horseshoes from the hosts. The campground is part of a state park with a lodge nearby and picnic facilities and a playground at the bottom of the mountain. While you can reserve a spot at the campground, only one specific site can be reserved and you must be handicapped to reserve that site. Otherwise, you pick your own site on a first come first serve basis. The only thing this campground needs to be perfect is sewer connections. It is a hike to the dump station from most sites. Be sure to explore the nearby towns of Dahlonega and Ellijay if you stay at this park. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Tent Trailer.

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Normand

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2005 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most beautiful campground I have seen. Each site had to be created on the site of the mountain, has a treated wood fence and is fairly large. Restrooms are old and could use a refreshing, but were adequate. Pleasure camping there and would return. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Tent Trailer.

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