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Dawson County Parks and Recreation

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (800) 864-7275
Phone: (706) 265-8888
Hours: Park, 7am - 10pm Office, 9am - 5pm

Named one of the seven wonders of the world, the 729-feet falls are the highest in the state. The Park features several hiking trails, environmental adventures, playgrounds, picnic areas and animal exhibits.

Overnight accommodations include camping, cottages, and lodge with on-site restaurant. Hiking, playground, trout fishing, picnicking, special events. Beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cabins, Cafeteria Smorgasbord, Campground, Catering Service, Cottages, Credit Cards Accepted, Dumpsite, Fishing, Food Service, GHTA Member, Gift Shop, Group Rates, Handicapped Access, Lodge Rooms, Meeting Facilities, No Smoking Areas, Open Sunday, Parking Fee, Picnic Shelters/Tables, Playground, Restaurant On Site, RV Hookups, Senior Discount, Special Events, Trails/Hiking

Field Trip Information: Programs include: team building/leadership/ropes course activities, environmental education, living history, recreation, outdoor adventures. Programs can be modified for any age group and a curriculum is available with vocabulary words, slide shows and videos. Fees: Rates vary. $2 Parking; School vehicles free. Phone: (706) 265-4703

Appalachian Trail and Chieftains Trail
Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Amicalola River Rafting Outpost

5725 Hwy 53 West
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-6892

Trail: Appalachian Trail Hours: April 1 - Oct. 31 Rates: Cabins $80-$270 Fun for all ages. One hr. N. of Atlanta. Rafting, tubing, kayaks, mtn. bikes. Native American Programs. Mtn. cabins w/hot-tubs.

ARRO is bordering the 23,000 acre Dawson Wildlife Management Area. Boating Facilities, Cabins, Campground, Canoe, Credit Cards Accepted, Educational, Entertainment, Fishing, Gift Shop, Group Rates, In-Room Movies, Jacuzzi, Kitchenettes, No Smoking Areas, Open Sunday, Rafting, Shuttle/Ground Transportation, Special Events, Trails/Hiking, Tubing, VCR

Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area-Ga. Department of Natural Resources

Ga Hwy. 53 W.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (770) 535-5700
Fax: (770) 535-5953

Trail: Appalachian Trail 20,000 a. public hunting, fishing and primitive camping. Canoeing on Amicalola River and nature trails. Interior road system is variable and 4WD may be required. Hilly terrain.

Dawsonville Pool Room

East 1st St.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 265-2792

Trail: Appalachian Trail Hours: 7-10 pm Sun-Thur; 7-11 pm Fri & Sat Collection of memorabilia on Bill Elliott's (#9) NASCAR career and early moonshine.

Swan Center Monastery

Ga Hwy. 53 W
Marble Hill, GA 30148
Phone: (770) 893-3525
Phone2: (770) 893-3084
Fax: (770) 893-3084

Hours: Daily, 1-6pm Horseback riding in the beautiful unspoiled forest of Swan's Nest Monastery. Enjoy specially trained horses for a unique opportunity for relaxation or adventure. Call for schedule.

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