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Nestled in the north Georgia mountains just outside Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking and mountain biking on scenic mountain trails, including an easy lake loop, challenging trek to Anna Ruby Falls, pretty three-mile trail to downtown Helen and rugged 7.5-mile singletrack for bikers. The cool mountain lake offers a swimming beach and canoe rental during summer.

Throughout the year, park staff host outstanding programs ranging from craft festivals and concerts, to animal programs and educational hikes. Overnight guests can choose from a hotel-style lodge, fully equipped cottages and modern campground. The park’s restaurant is known for its nightly mountain trout buffet, while craft lovers should not miss the lodge’s gift shop with pottery, quilts and other crafts. The lodge and beach house are popular spots for weddings, reunions, parties and conferences.


1,050 Acres
100-Room Lodge & conference Center ($75-$135) -- wireless Internet
Meetings, Weddings and Retreats
30 Cottages ($80-$150) -- A-1, C-4 and Smith Creek 1 are dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)
82 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($29-$35)
33 Walk-in Campsites ($25)
16 Squirrel's Nest Camping Shelters ($15)
53-Acre Lake with Beach
Beach House/Group Shelter (seats 100, $305)
7 Picnic Shelters ($45)
Restaurant -- mountain trout on buffet nightly

Nearby Attractions:

Alpine Village of Helen
Anna Ruby Falls
Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Mountains
Brasstown Bald (highest point in Georgia)
Cabbage Patch Kids / Babyland General Hospital
Cartersville, Georgia
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Georgia Wineries
Moccasin Creek State Park
Smithgall Woods State Park
Southern Highroads Trail
Vogel State Park

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Camping Registration
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Program Shelter
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

ParkPass is available at the park office or by calling (770) 389-7401.
Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.72528, -83.72139
34°43'31"N, 83°43'17"W

Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Highway 356
Helen , GA 30545

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Helen  GA  30545

Phone Number:

Information:  (706)878-4726