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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  • Kayak and Paddle Boards

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  • Fire Pit Family Fun

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  • 53 Acre Lake

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  • One Bedroom Cabin

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  • Zip Lines

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  • Barrel Cabin

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  • Adventure Camp

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  • 3 bedroom Cabin

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  • Lodge

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  • Lodge Room

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  • Paddle Board

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  • Campground

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  • Archery Range

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  • Lodge

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  • Kayak Fishing

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  • Unicoi Mountain Biking

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  • Cabins

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  • Beach and Kayak Rental

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  • Fly Fishing

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  • Ballroom

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  • Fishing

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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


    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates




    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities


    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


    Handicapped Accessible


    Miles from Downtown: 3

    Open Year 'Round

    Parking Fees: 5.00


    Wedding & Honeymoon

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required



    Internet Connectivity

    Free Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi in Public Space

    Wi-Fi In-Room

    Near Interstate Highway



    Payment Options

    American Express





    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


    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    50 Amp Elec Hookup

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals

    Dump Station

    Number of Sites: 105

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Night Easter Egg Hunt

    Night Easter Egg Hunt

    03/30/2018 - 03/30/2018

    This Easter Egg Hunt is for kids 11 and older. Enjoy glow-in-the-dark Easter Egg hunt, glow-in-the-dark volleyball games, live band, inflatables, pizza and much more. The festivities will take place in the campground at the Visitor Center.

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  • National Trails Day Hike

    National Trails Day Hike

    06/02/2018 - 06/02/2018

    Hike the 6 mile round-trip Unicoi to Helen trail to celebrate National Trails Day.

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  • Father's Day Hike

    Father's Day Hike

    06/17/2018 - 06/17/2018

    Bring your dad to the park for a guided hike of the 2.5-mile Lake Loop Trail.

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  • Festival of Trees

    Festival of Trees

    11/18/2018 - 12/08/2018

    The Festival of Trees is held in Unicoi Lodge and Conference Center. View the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Admission to the event is free, although there is a $5 fee for parking at the lodge in Unicoi State Park.

    Plan to enjoy other nearby Christmastime events, including the Helen Christmas parade, the lighting of the village, Christkindlmarkt and the Lighted Parade in Cleveland, Ga.

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  • WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2018

    WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2018

    02/15/2019 - 02/17/2019

    The Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center partners with Unicoi State Park and Lodge and Helen Arts & Heritage Center to create WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour. This festival will include 150 artists located at three locations within 10 miles of one another, with optional coach service. 

    The three festivals include: The Sautee Nacoochee Arts Festival, The Fireside Arts & Crafts Show, and The Helen Winter Festival.

    Selected as one of the top 20 events in 2018 by the Southeast Tourism S... read more