Unicoi State Park and Lodge


4.67 out of 5
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Campground Description

Nestled in the north Georgia mountains just two miles from the Alpine village of Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia's most beloved state parks. Throughout the year, the park offers outstanding programs which focus on natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking and biking on scenic mountain trails, especially those leading to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Craft lovers should not miss the lodge gift shop specializing in hand-made quilts and local pottery. Numerous picnic tables are located throughout the park.
Contact: State Government (gastateparks.org)
Posted by: TrailAPI on December 29, 2012
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    Campground Activities

    â- Hiking - 7.5 miles of trails

    â- Mountain Biking - 8 miles of trails

    â- Birding

    â- Fishing - accessible docks

    â- Swimming

    â- Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)

    â- Ranger Programs

    â- Teambuilding Programs


    â- Blue Ridge Mountains

    â- Cabbage Patch Kids / Babyland General Hospital

    â- Dawson County, Georgia

    â- Helen, Georgia

    â- Mountain Top, Georgia

    â- White County, Georgia

    â- Dahlonega Gold Museum

    â- Moccasin Creek State Park

    â- Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge

    â- Vogel State Park

    â- Anna Ruby Falls

    â- Appalachian Trail

    â- Brasstown Bald (highest point in Georgia)

    Campground Amenities


    â- 1,050 Acres

    â- 53-Acre Lake (privately owned non-motorized boats are permitted)

    â- 82 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($22-$24)

    â- 33 Walk-in Campsites ($20/person)

    â- Squirrel's Nest Camping Shelters ($10)

    â- 30 Cottages ($75-$145) -- #A1 (barrel), #C4 and Smith Creek #1 are dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)

    â- 100-Room Lodge & Conference Center ($75-$135) -- wireless Internet

    â- Meeting Facilities

    â- Beach House/Group Shelter (seats 75, $250)

    â- 6 Picnic Shelters ($40)

    â- Restaurant

    â- 4 Tennis Courts

    â- Swimming Beach

    Reservation info

    Reservations (800) 864-7275 Lodge Reservations (800) 573-9659 Park (706) 878-2201

    Camping Fees

    Campsites - $20-$24 / Cottages - $75-$145 / Lodge $75-135

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    Reviews of Unicoi State Park and Lodge

    Reviewed by BBurke on January 15, 2012

    (4 out of 6 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Family of 4, two dogs and our 24' trailer. We already are huge fans of Helen, Ga and Unicoi State Park just makes it better. We camped Memorial Day Weekend 2011 and despite the park being completely booked we never really felt too crowded. The sites are pretty large and well wooded. Plenty of things for the kids to do and the park goes well out of its way to make you feel comfortable. The bathrooms were pretty clean.

    We did some fishing and there is quite a bit to be pulled from the lake. We also hiked to the beach. The trail was quite nice as it loops on the backside of the lake - plenty to see. The beach wasn't anything to write home about.

    I heard there are a few bears that frequent this area but we didn't see any on this trip. We are going to try the long trail into Helen next tie. I've just recently heard that they now offer a courtesy shuttle if you don't want to hike back to the campground.
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    Reviewed by tatert on June 24, 2011

    (2 out of 5 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    I've camped here many times and it's so wonderful. There's a lake, lots of hiking, a lodge if you don't want to cook, boating and it's close to Helen where there's shopping and activities. My family likes to hike the 4 mile hike into town and spend the day and then hike back; easy and beautiful hike.
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    Reviewed by Mongoose on June 30, 2009

    (3 out of 7 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Absolutely stunning here, and sooo relaxing as well. Great fishing, swimming, camping, and the hiking trails are just awesome. We did a lot of MTB'ing while we were visiting here, but mostly just R&R. Can get a little crowded here at times especially around the lodge. We highly recommend this Park by all means!
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    Unicoi State Park and Lodge 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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