The Amicalola Falls State Park is a state park, historic site, and recreation area in Dawsonville, Georgia. It is located an hour and a half out of Atlanta.
Named after a Cherokee term that means ?tumbling waters?, the Amicalola Falls State Park has its roots traced back to the time when the site was still used by the Native Americans. It was controlled by the Cherokee tribe until 1832, when the Treaty of New Echota forces the Cherokee out of their lands, an event more commonly known as the Trail of Tears.
In efforts of preserving the site for its natural and historic value, the Amicalola Falls State Park today offers a wide array of recreational opportunities. It is best known for its hiking trails with varying difficulty levels.