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How to Make the Most of Your Spring Break in the North Georgia Mountains

Spring Break is an exciting time of year. The weather is turning warmer, days are longer, and the sun seems to shine just a little brighter. You have made it through the first part of the year and the kids are itching to get out of school for a week of freedom. It’s the perfect time to reward the family by visiting the North Georgia Mountains and creating great memories at Unicoi State Park & Lodge.


Budget & Family Friendly Activities

Whether you’re with us for a long weekend, a weekday escape, or a full week, there’s no shortage of activity in and around Unicoi State Park. With a mind on your budget and the kids in tow, here are just a few options to consider for your Spring Break trip.


As one of the top places to zipline in Helen, GA, Unicoi State Park’s Zipline & Aerial Adventure Tour is renowned for its immense size, memorable thrills and commitment to safety. An amazing activity for both beginner and experienced thrill-seekers, this adventure allows participants to obtain views of the lake and wildlife from a whole new vantage point. The Level 1 course includes 11 lines and 7 bridges, while Level 2 includes an additional 8 lines and 5 bridges, plus a half-mile line across Unicoi Lake.

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The Unicoi State Park Archery & Air Gun Range is another affordable and safe activity that’s perfect for family outings. The highly trained staff will ensure every participant knows the rules and techniques for fun and success at the range-designed static archery target practice, 3-D archery target practice and air gun rifle target practice. All three areas of the range are considered ADA-accessible with wide concrete walkways and platforms available for use. Packages include all necessary equipment and training, so you don’t have to pack anything extra when you load up for Unicoi. Check out our full slate of adventure activities here.

Less than two miles from the park is the city of Helen, GA, the Bavarian-style village that attracts nearly 2 million visitors every year. The shops that line Main Street are varied, offering shoppers clothing, candies, memorabilia, and even old-time photos. The city is also known for great food, excellent libations, and unforgettable annual events.

Not to be overshadowed are the numerous waterfalls and hiking trails that bring visitors to the area year-round. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to provide guests with recommendations on the best spots to check out. Anna Ruby Falls, just minutes from Unicoi State Park, is one of the most popular and most accessible falls in North Georgia. Dozens of other waterfalls are within a reasonable driving distance from the park.

Accommodations to Suit Any Need 

While it still may be a little cool at night for most prospective tent campers, fear not. From plush lodge rooms to full hook-up campsites to the best Helen, GA cabin rentals, Unicoi State Park & Lodge has the right accommodation to suit your needs.

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The comfortable Lodge has 100 cozy, hotel-style rooms to choose from while the 30 cabin rentals spread across the 1,050-acre property are fitting for family or friend groups. If Georgia state park camping is more your style, our 51 RV sites and 82 tent campsites are some of the finest in the Southeast. No matter what you choose, you’ll find that staying at Unicoi State Park & Lodge provides the convenience of a Helen GA hotel with the natural seclusion of a mountain retreat.

To sweeten the deal, we’re offering a limited time Spring Break Package that gives guests 20% off published rates for lodge and cabins accommodations. The package also includes 25% off all adventure activities (excluding ziplines) and 50% off breakfast for kids ages 5-12 with a paying adult. Kids 4 and under get free breakfast with a paying adult. Talk about a deal! Use promo code SPRING20 when you book online.

Dining: On-site and In-town

With two great options, on-site dining at Unicoi State Park & Lodge isn’t just affordable and convenient, it’s tasty too. The Unicoi Restaurant, located at the Lodge, has earned a reputation as the place to go for classic Southern and American cuisine, which takes advantage of fresh, locally produced ingredients. Smith Creek Tavern, also in the Lodge, features Bavarian-inspired dishes and brews. Beyond that, the selections can please any guest, from picky kids to selective adults. Live music and family friendly events make it even more appealing.

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The variety of Helen, GA restaurants is almost too numerous to list. From steak and seafood to burgers and bratwurst, nearby eateries range from fast food to fine dining and nearly everything in between. Our staff can discuss your options when you’re on site to ensure everyone returns to the park happy and full.


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