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Unicoi State Park and Lodge offers plenty of reasons to go outside! Explore our beautiful 1029 acres of Georgia adventure activities and experience a few of our mountain marvels, like our beautiful 53-acre Unicoi Lake nestled between the mountaintops or the gorgeous trails to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Unicoi State Park and Lodge is one of the most beloved Georgia State Parks being convenient from Atlanta and centrally located to our most adored mountain towns, Helen, Dahlonega, Hiawassee and Sautee Nacoochee.

Park hours are 7:00 am to 10:00 pm and parking is $5 per vehicle.

Visitor Center hours vary during peak seasons. Current hours are Friday & Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday – Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closing hours subject to change during winter months.

Frequent park visitors can save money with a $50 Annual ParkPass available at the Lodge or Visitor’s Center. Passes are good for one year from purchase date.

Avoid the crowds and find more opportunities open for activities by scheduling a mid-week visit.

We are a pet-friendly State Park as long as your pets are friendly and always kept on a short, sturdy leash. Please be courteous to other patrons and be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of our park and trails by cleaning up after your animals. Please contact Reservations for overnight accommodations that include your canine companion

Be aware of black bears in the park

Please be aware that American black bears have been spotted within the park and campgrounds. Black bears have been known to be territorial and food-aggressive if fed by people.

What you should do

  • Never feed bears and DO NOT leave food unattended.
  • Store ALL FOOD AND SCENTED ITEMS in closed containers inside your vehicle or provided storage lockers.
  • Put garbage in bear-proof containers, if available.
  • If a bear approaches: Be loud, wave your arms, back away – DO NOT TURN AND RUN
  • Contact Park Staff or call 9-1-1 with emergencies.

Your safety and well-being is our top priority at Unicoi State Park. Wild bears will typically keep their distance from approaching humans. However, a bear’s natural behavior can change if fed human food or garbage. Fed bears can become aggressive and may have to be killed for public safety. For your protection, wildlife laws will be enforced.

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