Camping in the North Georgia Mountains


The smell of a campfire and bacon mingled with the morning air is only a short drive from Atlanta. Improved sites or wilderness camping. You choose the location right for you. Combine camping with some fishing or hiking. Enjoy it all.

There is nothing more beautiful than the camping sites in the North Georgia Mountains.

Amicalola River Access Site

Sound of the river as you hike. The Amicalola River is one of the more scenic in North Georgia. The Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 28,000-acre wildlife and natural resource preserve.

The Amicalola Tract is about 10,000 acres. It provides a conservation buffer for the scenic Amicalola River. The Amicalola River drains the watersheds of the Wildcat and Glass Mt. Tracts as well as parts of the Amicalola Mt. Region. It also has numerous 2nd and 3rd order streams joining the river from northern Dawson County lowlands. The Amicalola Tract for the most part is kept in its natural state. There are numerous entrances to the tract to allow access for hunting and fishing. Within the tract are two multiuse recreational sites, the Lindsey Ford and the Amicalola River Access site. These areas are used for fishing including handicap access, camping, watercraft activities including class 3 rapids training for kayakers, hiking, and more.


  • Hiking

  • Camping

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

  • Rapids

  • Handicap Access for Part of Trail


Link to Mountain Stewards for Hiking Details

Just off of Route 53

Wildcat Wildlife Management Area

Hiking in the North Georgia Mountains is unbelievable. Trees, fresh air, mountain vistas, waterfalls, streams and wildlife. Be close to nature. 
The Wildcat Area is a Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) property in Dawson County. The Wildcat area is approximately 4,500 acres. This area has been and will continue to be primarily used for hunting and fishing. In 2005, the WRD has begun opening the area to passive recreation to including hiking and nature studies. There are numerous trails throughout the area.


  • Easy To Strenuous Trails

  • Steams and Waterfalls

  • 1,700 to 3,000 Elevation

  • Camping

  • Fishing



Link to Mountain Stewards for Trail Details


Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge

Spectacular scenery, camping, and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. Visitors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases. Those who tackle the latter can join the park’s Canyon Climbers Club. An 8.5-mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails provide shorter day hikes.


  • Hiking

  • Lodge, Camping, Cottages

  • Picnics

  • Ranger Program

  • Waterfall


Link to Park

Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd, Dawsonville, Georgia  30534