Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Unicoi State Park & Lodge

1788 Hwy. 356
Helen, GA 30545

706-878-2201 | 800-573-9659
  • Unicoi State Park & Lodge

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  • Unicoi State Park and Lodge

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  • Beach and Kayak Rental

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  • Ballroom

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  • Fly Fishing

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  • Fishing

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  • Kayak and Paddle Boards

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  • 53 Acre Lake

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  • Fire Pit Family Fun

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  • One Bedroom Cabin

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  • Barrel Cabin

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  • Zip Lines

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  • Adventure Camp

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  • 3 bedroom Cabin

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  • Lodge Room

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  • Lodge

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  • Paddle Board

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  • Campground

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  • Lodge

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  • Archery Range

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  • Unicoi Mountain Biking

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  • Kayak Fishing

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  • Cabins

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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 offers a taste of southern cuisine, while craft lovers should not miss the lodge's gift shop with pottery, and other crafts. The lodge and beach house are popular spots for weddings, reunions, parties and conferences.

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

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Nature Trails, Trails

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates


    AAA, AARP, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bar/Lounge, Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Complimentary Parking, Free Parking, Full-Service Restaurant, Gift Shop, Golf Nearby, Groceries / Ice On Site, Lodging On Site, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Meeting Space Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site, Shower Facilities

    General Information

    Connecting Rooms, Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Maps/Brochures/Guides, Miles from Downtown, Open Year 'Round, Parking Fees, Pet-friendly, Wedding & Honeymoon

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Internet Connectivity

    Free Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi in Public Space, Wi-Fi In-Room

    Near Interstate Highway

    400, 985

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak, Fishing Gear

    Room Amenities

    Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, Iron/Ironing Board

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms (Total): 100

    Room Type

    1-Bedroom Units, 2-Bedroom Units, 3+ Bedroom Units

    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting, Pastoral Setting, Romantic, Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup, 50 Amp Elec Hookup, Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Primitive Camp Sites Available, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Leaf Peeper Hike

    Leaf Peeper Hike

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    There is truly no better way to experience the colors of fall in north Georgia than by taking a hike through the woods. Join Unicoi's Interpretive Ranger on a guided hike of the 2.5 mile Lake Loop Trail to experience the colors of fall at Unicoi.

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  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival

    10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

    Join us in the campground for trick or treating, face painting, games, hay rides, crafts, and fun for all ages.

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  • Taste of the Town

    Taste of the Town

    03/02/2018 - 03/02/2018

    Taste of the Town is a gala event held every year to celebrate the food and wine of White County and the surrounding area. Restaurants and caterers of all kinds, wineries and beer distributors create the menu of the evening by offering samples. Music and dancing highlight the evening after the drawing of raff... read more