The 729 foot drop gives this waterfall the title of the largest in Georgia. Located inside a state park, Amicalola Falls offers a full day of exploration. Paved and unpaved hikes leading to great views of this impressive waterfall. There is also a drive to the top of the falls where you can lookout over the mountain view as the falls drops just inches from your feet. At the base of the falls is a small pond that is stocked with rainbow trout and offers seasonal fishing. An interpretive center allows young and old to see snakes of the area, as well as “stuffed” animals like you can find wandering the forests. Ask the Rangers about the schedule for the bird of prey show and other activities.
Amicalola Falls is also the start of the approach trail to Springer Mountain, the beginning of the Appalachian Trail from the south.
From the lodge, take a left on Camp Wahsega Road. Turn right onto Wash Rider Road. Follow it to the stop sign. At the stop sign take a right on Oak Grove Road. Follow Oak Grove to the 4 way stop sign. At the stop sign go straight. That is Jay Bridge Road. Follow Jay Bridge Road to the stop sign. Turn right onto HWY 52. Follow the signs to Amicalola Falls on HWY 52, it is on your right.
There is a fee to enter the state park.