Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Unicoi State Park & Lodge

1788 Hwy. 356
Helen, GA 30545

706-878-2201 | 800-573-9659
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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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  • 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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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


  • WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2018

    WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2018

    02/17/2018 - 02/18/2018

    The Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center is partnering with Unicoi State Park and Lodge and Helen Arts & Heritage Center for its 2nd annual 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 locations and festivals include: The Sautee Nacoochee Arts Festival at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, Sautee Nacoochee; The Fireside Arts & Crafts Show at Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Hele... read more

  • 43rd Annual Fireside Arts and Crafts Show

    43rd Annual Fireside Arts and Crafts Show

    02/18/2018 - 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

  • 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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