Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Unicoi State Park & Lodge

1788 Hwy. 356
Helen, GA 30545

706-878-2201 | 800-573-9659
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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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  • Lodge

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  • Archery Range

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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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Trails

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Discounts

    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: 3

    Open Year 'Round

    Parking Fees: 5.00

    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

    Rentals

    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: 105

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Breakfast with Santa

    12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Santa is coming to Unicoi! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, crafts and games for kids of all ages. Bring your camera to capture a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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  • Unicoi Winter Bear Plunge

    Unicoi Winter Bear Plunge

    12/30/2017 - 12/30/2017

    Friends of Unicoi will be sponsoring the annual Winter Bear Plunge at Unicoi Lake. Take a dip in the lake, then chill out on the beach with a bonfire, hot cocoa and music. Pre-registration preferred.

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  • New Year’s Eve Bash

    New Year’s Eve Bash

    12/31/2017 - 12/31/2017

    Unicoi Lodge is throwing a speakeasy-themed New Year's Eve Bash! Enjoy an upscale dinner buffet, live music, dancing, blackjack tables, party favors and a toast at midnight. Child care is available with advanced notice. Stay the night and request the New Year's Eve Bash Package ($249 per couple) which includes one-night stay and two tickets to the Bash. For more information and pricing, call (706) 878-2201.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    Start your year off the right way with a hike around Unicoi Lake. Join Unicoi's Interpretive Ranger for a 2.5 mile hike of the Lake Loop Trail. Participants will receive a free commemorative hiking stick medallion or pin.

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  • WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2018

    WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2018

    02/16/2018 - 02/18/2018

    Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC) is partnering with Unicoi State Park & Lodge and Helen Arts & Heritage Center for the 2018 WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour. 150 artists located at three locations within 10 miles of one another, with optional coach service, create the most exciting weekend of creativity and hand-crafted beauty to be found. Selected as one of the top 20 events in 2018 by the Southeast Tourism Society, WinterFest offers easy access to three art festivals. Featured festivals an... read more

  • 43rd Annual Fireside Arts and Crafts Show

    43rd Annual Fireside Arts and Crafts Show

    02/17/2018 - 02/18/2018

    Artists and craftsmen from all over the Southeast will be in the lodge for this traditional event. There will be 70 booths featuring items made by local artists. Booths will include handmade soaps, jewelry, clothing, decorative pieces and many other unique items.

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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

  • 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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