The best camping near Amicalola Falls State Park

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Castleberry Bridge

13 sites · Tents16 acres · Dahlonega, GA
Come join us at this unforgettable camping spot at Historic Castleberry Bridge where the Gold Rush happened, the Indian fish trap still exist, the birth place of Denver Colorado and the hideout of Jesse James just some of the history that happened at your campsite on the Etowah River. Our motto is "Thanks for keeping it clean," so help us spread the word and keep it true! Look for the gate at 850 Castleberry Bridge Rd (right where the bridge crosses the river) and park on the left or the right of the gate in the parking areas. Walk past the gate and follow the trail to the right and continue until you see the number sign of your campsite. To the left of the gate is the community area with toilet, grills, picnic tables, etc. Remember, your phone might not work near the river. If you need help, you might have to go back up to the road to call us. George (the owner) is there most every day pretty much all day. For help contact George or Gini Ferris 4044312564 7272043932. There's so much fun waiting for you to explore! Imagine climbing onto a tube and floating down the river for a whole 15 minutes. And guess what? You can start this awesome ride by the walking up river trail through the community area , under the bridge to the last bench that sits on a sand bar then float back down to your camp site. . If you're feeling extra adventurous, there are rope swings that let you swing over the river, and there are super cool places to splash around and swim, part of which, is in the Indian Fish Trap. When your tummy starts rumbling, don't worry. We've got you covered with grills in the community area where you can cook delicious food. So you can have a tasty meal with the sound of the river flowing in the background. Also we are within 5-10 minutes to stores, restaurant , etc. But wait, there's more excitement! If you're looking for an even bigger adventure, this is the perfect spot to begin an awesome kayaking trip if you brought your kayak. Castleberry Bridge is where people from all over the country come to experience going through the Minor's Tunnel. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=jW3ESWCNdLA ) This 4 hour trip and is an experience of a life time you will never forget. So whether you want to float, swing, swim, or paddle, Castleberry Bridge is the place to be for all kinds of outdoor fun! Camping groups are limited to two adults. Kids camp free. For an additional fee you may add more adults to your group. George can arrange a pick for your kayak trip for $39 if needed. Amenities Free Firewood Community area for your use has: Restroom Grills Tubes and life jackets for children First Aid Kits Tube Pumping Stations Trashcans Benches and Picnic Tables
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The Ridge at Stanley Gap

10 sites · Lodging, Tents8 acres · Blue Ridge, GA
Learn more about this land: Glamp your adventure! Pitch your tent next to a mountain stream and let it lure you to sleep! As close as you can get to all the great activities that Blue Ridge has to offer. Right in the heart of the Aska adventure area! 3 miles to downtown, 1 mile to Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River. Just over a mile and you find yourself at the Deep Gap/Flat Creek trailhead for mountain biking and hiking fun. Close to the waterfall trail off of Rock Creek road. Come and feel the breeze as it blows across the meadow as you nap under the trees. It’s a place that the whole family can enjoy! Now with 2 outdoor showers(hot/cold), full bathroom and bike wash. *Please note that the bathroom/outdoor showers and bike wash are located on the outside of the barn which is also a VRBO. Please respect any VRBO renters and use only the outdoor facilities as mentioned. There are firepits at each camping platform location. Please see pictures for Barn and exterior facilities. Thanks for choosing to stay!
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Three Falls Treehouse

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Dahlonega, GA
Discover an escape at our riverside glamping treehouse nestled by the Chestatee River. Perfect for families or friends seeking adventure and relaxation, this thoughtfully designed space accommodates up to 5 guests. The cozy yet spacious layout features a luxurious queen bed and three twin beds, ensuring everyone enjoys a restful stay. Cast your line for a fishing session or take a refreshing dip in the river's cool waters. As the sun sets, the magic continues as you gather around the fire pit by the water's edge, sharing stories and laughter under the starlit sky. Unwind in nature's embrace without compromising comfort.
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Mountain Adventure Outfitters

13 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Murrayville, GA
MAO is any OHV enthusiast’s oasis! We offer multiple creek-side campsites for your enjoyment. Our site boasts a variety of non-typical on-site activities including OHV trail/obstacles, an RC crawler park/trail loop, an RC short course track, hiking trails, and many games. Campsite bookings include MTN ADV Day Pass. Come and experience our growing Off-Road/Outdoor Adventure-based facility. Stay tuned for new accommodations and campsites currently in the works!
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Glamping Retreat + Waterfall

6 sites · Lodging1 acre · Dawsonville, GA
Discover the wonders of Amicalola Falls State Park, where Georgia's tallest waterfall beckons at the start of the Appalachian Trail. Whether you're planning a romantic escape or a family retreat, our glamping site promises the ultimate blend of relaxation and adventure. Indulge in the tranquility of nature or partake in thrilling outdoor activities like hiking, zip-lining, archery, and axe-throwing. With an abundance of hiking trails for all experience levels, plus proximity to award-winning wineries, river tubing, and kayaking adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With charming towns like Ellijay, Blue Ridge, and Dahlonega just a stone's throw away, there's endless exploration at your fingertips. After a day of exploration, surrender to the comfort of your Safari tent, where plush beds adorned with the softest linens and warm blankets await. Upon arrival, be greeted by the soothing aroma of essential oils diffusing throughout the tent, enhancing your relaxation experience. Modern amenities such as a Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, and electrical outlets ensure convenience, while ceiling fans and residential A/C and heating units provide climate control for year-round comfort. Outside your sanctuary, discover a haven of relaxation with hammocks, a wood fire ring, charcoal grill, and more. Peruse our list of add-ons to enhance your glamping experience, such as Blackstone Griddles, gourmet s'mores kits, and outdoor games. Planning a reunion or gathering? We offer six spacious safari tents, perfect for accommodating large groups or families, ensuring that everyone can share in the magic of the outdoors together. Rest assured, your dedicated hosts, Jeff and Sarah Johnson, are just a phone call away, committed to ensuring a five-star guest experience throughout your stay. Whether you need assistance or recommendations for local attractions, we're here to make your getaway unforgettable. Whether you're seeking romance, family fun, or a reunion to remember, our glamping retreat offers the perfect blend of luxury and outdoor living for an unforgettable escape.
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White Dog Farm camping

11 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Cleveland, GA
I have been an equestrian for 40+ years and horses are my passion. Recently purchased this beautiful , peaceful property in 2017 and have had to think outside the box to continue to care for my wonderful animals as when I moved from urban environment to rural , my income has been challenging to teach enough horseback lessons to survive and discovered Hipcamp! This made me consider sharing this wonderful place. We have a White Dog Farm fan page :Facebook, Instagram: WHITE.DOG.FARM , can show our horse activities and more photos. And coming soon our updated website
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Regino R.’s Land

2 sites · Lodging, RVs6 acres · Ellijay, GA
Learn more about this land:This is one full hookup RV site on a private rural home. No other RV's or campers next to you. Guests are welcome to enjoy the 6.5 acre property that includes a creek, firepit, outdoor fireplace and barbeque area and barn with farm animals. We are just minutes away from all area attractions including vinyards, orchards, trails, waterfalls, antiques and more!
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7 springs

2 sites · Lodging10 acres · Dahlonega, GA
Miners Cabin: The miners cabin is located in between Dawsonville and Dahlonega Georgia in the heart of gold country. This unexpected gem has been our family’s oasis for the past 7 years and now, we are opening it up to share with others. Access to the cabin will be via our driveway and guests will not be allowed to drive directly to the cabin. There is a short 3 minute walk from parking access to the cabin. This walk is on an incline and those who may have difficulties walking up or down an incline or on uneven surfaces should consider this walk when planning your trip. Due to access limitations, we ask that you not bring more than two vehicles, We have additional parking at another property if needed but please let us know in advance. The Cabin sits on a grassy meadow a stones throw from cane branch stream. In the morning and afternoon you should expect to see or hear all types of wildlife. We have a family of raccoons that come around in the summer months and will eat just 5 foot from the porch. In the winter we have several deer that access the creekbed. The wildlife is fed often by our family and has been for the past seven years. Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, whippoorwills, crows, and even goldfish call this oasis home. At night our kids love to hunt for small crawfish in the creek with a flashlight. While bears are always something to watch for, we don’t typically see them on the property. A few miles of walking paths have been meticulously cared for and created by my father Mike. The mossy stone paths look like something out of a story book in the spring. Along the trails you will find benches and hammocks to lounge on and if you look close enough you may find some crystals that were placed for others to find from some of our many mineral digs over the years. There are two bridges that cross the stream along the paths and an old water wheel from way back that was used in the gold mining process in the creek. Vegetation on the property includes a variety of chantrell and coral mushrooms. If Mushrooming is your thing we have a good stash of chicken of the woods and if it’s fruiting you are welcome to pick it. Mountain laurels line the creek and bloom beautiful pink blossoms in the spring and summer. Cane creek branch is a quiet and beautiful stream. The water only gets about waist high at the deepest point making it perfect for kids or dogs to splash around in. Inside the cabin you will find a few gold pans if you would like to try your luck. We have found gold in the creek along with garnets and a few flashes of platinum. This property used to be the site for a long abandoned gold mine and an old metal water wheel still sits on the creek bank. The water wheel is locked but will still turn and at over 8 ft high it is a sight to see in itself. You will find a few small fish but nothing to shake a pole at. The cabin itself is nothing fancy and we like to keep it that way. It is as primitive as you would expect from the title. Only one electrical outlet is currently in the cabin. There is no running water but there is a water basin for brushing your teeth and washing small items. The bathroom is behind the cabin in a separate facility. This outhouse is unlike anything you have seen and has all of the comforts of home. Sleeping arrangements include a king size bed on a solid frame and a small sofa. You are welcome to pitch a tent or hammock outside as well. In the winter the cabin gets cold, we will provide an electric heater but you should know that it may still get cold inside. The porch looks over the creek and makes a great spot for bird watching. Amenities include a charcoal grill and a fire pit for cooking. The fire pit has several stable adirondack chairs circling it. We have a throwing board on the property however you will need to rent the throwing items from us and sign a waiver. We also have a small swing by our goldfish pond just across the creek. Things to do near us. Kayaking and tubing are just 7 miles down the road. You can rent a kayak from us or from the outfitters. We have 4 sit on top kayaks for adults 2 for children under 100 lbs and several whitewater kayaks are available for rent if you have prior experience. We also will guide you down the river as an additional service. See our price list. Our local outfitter Chestatee River Adventures is typically 30.00 for each kayak and 10.00 for tubing. The trip is 6 miles and can take anywhere from 3-5 hours depending on the water level. Please note that the outfitter is only open during the spring and summer. Our family will take you out no matter the time of year. Fishing on the Chestatee, Etowah, or lake lanier are also great activities and all can be accessed with a short 10 minute drive. Lake Zwerner is a local fishing hot spot great for grabbing a kayak or canoe and spending the day on the water. Gold Mining: Dahlonega is the gold city! Only 15 minutes away you will find Consolidated Gold Mine – Underground Gold Mine Tours. Here you can do some gold and gem mining as part of the tour. The gold museum in scenic dahlonega is close by as well.If you are looking for something more my dad offers trips and will show you the basics or can take you out for an all day dredging experience. You keep whatever you find! Hiking: The area hikes include the start of the great Appalachian (Apple-atch-an) trail. This is amicalola state park a 25 minute drive from the property. If you are brave enough, the copper mine cave is a quick 10 minute drive and is a sight to see. There is no cost to hike in however the parking and walk in are not easily accessible. From this quick hike you will be able to see copermines falls a great class 3 + rapid that local kayakers run. We also have a short walk on the etowah river that is well maintained. The Edge of the world trail is another must see.
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Hemlock Cottage

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Suches, GA
There are 3 treehouses present on these 5 acres of land tucked into the National Forest. A stream runs past 2 of the treehouses down to a pasture with a small assortment of animals. The property includes friendly outdoor cats that will likely keep you company during your stay. While on your glamping trip there are several places nerby to hiking, fishing, swimming, and if you're brave enough, even biking the ups and downs of the mountain roads.
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Matt's Front Porch

1 site · RV6 acres · Dawsonville, GA
Learn more about this land:Property is located 5 miles from outlet mall, 30 minutes from Apple and peach orchards. Nice mountain drive. Plenty of shopping 5 miles away. Property is wooded and away from traffic. I have only one RV space with 20 amp power and water. By Summer I should have another RV space. I'm also adding sewage this summer to both spaces.
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Your Toccoa River Cove!

3 sites · Lodging12 acres · Mineral Bluff, GA
The Cove consists of 12 acres with a tributary stream and spring fed ponds less than a half mile from the Toccoa River. It was originally the water source for the surrounding properties prior to the city installing a water system. It is completely private and unspoiled nature, with about a mile of walking trails throughout. The Mountaintop is a 3 acre high elevation site bordering 140 acres of undisturbed woods and is also very close to the Toccoa River. Fantastic location yet very private for base camp to access the many activities in this area, or enjoy the Toccoa River. It is the only campground in Fannin County limited to only one group at a time. Each site includes 2 access points to the Toccoa River. The Gibbs Drive community river access lot has a charcoal grill, picnic table, boat launch, swimming rock and fire pit with chairs. The Toccoa River Forest community river access lot has a big boat ramp. The river is controlled flow and usually at low water from dawn to about 2 pm, ideal for fishing or swimming/wading/boulder bopping. The River release schedule is available online at the website TVA.gov. The River has swift current when the dam is opened for release, usually daily. This property is conveniently located in Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559, just 4 miles off the 4-lane highway (Highway 515/76) and just a short drive to Blue Ridge, Georgia; Blairsville, Georgia; Murphy, North Carolina, McCaysville, Georgia and Copper Hill, Tennessee. It is a paved road drive all the way to the entrance. It is located just a few miles from the center of downtown Blue Ridge with art galleries, many restaurants, brew pubs, shopping, the Blue Ridge Brewing Company, Mercier Orchard, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, and more! The Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad runs most of the year from Blue Ridge to McCaysville, right along the Toccoa River. The campsites are equally close to downtown McCaysville, Ga. /Copper Hill, TN. You are a short drive from Lake Blue Ridge, the Chattahoochee National Forest, Brasstown Bald and many hiking trails, such as the Aska adventure area, the Appalachian Trail, the Benton McCaye Trail, and trails in the Big Frog wilderness area, Cohutta wilderness area (largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi) the Rich Mountain wilderness area and the Project Chimps hiking trails. The Ocoee River whitewater center with the Olympic kayak rapids and the world class mountain biking trails are less than 20 minutes away. Hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, boating, swimming, zip lines -- oh my!
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Tiny Home Way

6 sites · Lodging6 acres · Blairsville, GA
Porcini is a tiny home near a trickling creek in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Located back in the woods down a long winding mountain road, you'll find all the conveniences of home. If you aren't a camping person but want a little adventure such as climbing a ladder to bed, this is the place for you. * Hot tub * Outdoor fire pit * Wireless internet * Full kitchen * Streaming TV * Pet friendly: $75 fee per pet * Heated mattress pad in winter * Large deck space with a Charcoal grill
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The best camping near Amicalola Falls State Park guide

Overview

About

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia, Amicalola Falls State Park is nestled in North Georgia’s verdant Chattahoochee National Forest, in the rolling southern Appalachian Mountains, and is best-known for the 729-foot waterfall for which it is named. Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state and a 7.5-mile hike from the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain. Visitors who embark on the numerous shorter hikes around the park are rewarded with excellents views of the falls, forest and ridges. The Amicalola Falls Lodge has 24 campsites for RVs and tents.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations can be made at the Amicalola Falls Lodge website or by phone.
  2. If the campsite is full, try Diamond Lure Campground, a 15-minute drive away.

When to go

March and April are the busiest camping months at Amicalola Falls as many hikers arrive to embark upon the Appalachian Trail: if planning your visit for this time of year, be sure to make your camping reservations in advance. Otherwise (while the park is a great place to visit during any season) fall, when the leaves burst into reds and golds, is especially attractive—visit during the week to avoid the weekend crowds.

Know before you go

  • You can pick up supplies in East Ellijay, about 12 miles away, at the intersection of Clear Creek Road and Highway 52.
  • Bringing your own firewood is prohibited, but you can pick some up at the Visitor Center and in the lodge.
  • Pets are welcome, as long as they remain on a leash.

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