Monday, June 7, 2010
USA - Georgia - Amicalola Falls State Park
Amicalola Falls State Park
Reached by GA Highways 183 and 52, about 16 miles northwest of Dawsonville. One of Georgia's "Seven Natural Wonders." The falls drop a total of 729 feet through a series of cascades. The park offers a 57-room lodge, reataurant and concession stand, camping and picnicking areas and is near the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
Sent by Cherie from Nebraska.
This is from Wikipedia : Amicalola Falls State Park is an 829 acre (3.35 km²) 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". The park is home to a 729-foot (222 m) waterfall, making it the highest in Georgia. It is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. An eight-mile (13 km) trail that winds past Amicalola Falls and leads to Springer Mountain, famous for being the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, begins in the park. Amicalola Falls State Park also offers many hiking trails, a guest lodge, restaurant, cabins, a shelter for long distance Appalachian Trail hikers, a campground and access to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn.