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Unicoi state lodge

It was a gorgeous view! They need more excitement in the lodge though. If you want a lazy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Springfield, Ohio
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This was my 2nd trip here for business. I have to say that although the place needs a little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Meansville, Georgia
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1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545-2326
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a gorgeous view! They need more excitement in the lodge though. If you want a lazy , relaxing getaway this is it. They sell dinner there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katesbug16
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my 2nd trip here for business. I have to say that although the place needs a little updating, which they are in the process of doing, the staff makes up by being super friendly. They also have great bath products made with essential...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rreeves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for an easy but scenic 2.3 mile hike you can’t beat the Lake Trail. Even on a cold and wet day, it was lovely.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew L
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I go to unicoi every year around the second week of January. We normally stay in the rooms but last year we stayed in a Round cabin. Which are super cute and have a sink, fridge and stove as well as dishes....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed January 3, 2019

rainy day for our visit but were still afforded some gorgeous scenery. they have many accommodations and we will be back in the late spring early summer to enjoy more of the hiking trails and grounds

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1greenchicken
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Passed through Unicoi on the way to see Anna Ruby falls. We had taken a picnic lunch and decided to eat by the playground area. As it was still pretty damp from the rain the days before we had it all to ourselves for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FloridaMomEC
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Unicoi is a beautiful State Park! Great views. Love the river running through the Park. Great picnic areas. Nice camping area and cabins available. One of our favorite State Parks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reallyreally1
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful lodge, restaurant & location. My problem this year with the lodge is they always hold a Christmas tree & Christmas wreath decorating contest that the community participated in & anyone may bid on the entire display. They usually have numerous beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jodih792
Reviewed December 7, 2018

We drove through the park just to enjoy the view after climbing up to see AnnaRuby Falls. It is a nice state park with lots of things to see. I wanted to see the barrel shaped cabins and we were able to see them, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lamarbradley
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Helen is a cheesy town that needs a lot of touching up. The State Park is the only thing worth seeing. It was beautiful and cheap to get into. And the few dollars you do spend is worth preserving beautiful land.

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 11, 2019|
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Response from gizella f | Reviewed this property |
to go to Unicoi Park you can just drive thu or pay for parking. If you go to Ana Ruby falls yes you pay or as oldies you use your Golden Eagle pass. So worth it!! I h0pe that helps Gizella
August 24, 2018|
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Response from 413brandit | Reviewed this property |
It varies depending on the time of the year. Check the website.
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from rschappacher | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have three different types of cabins, one, two and three bedroom types. They have very unique shaped barrel cabins on the east side of the lake. All areas have grills.
Travel Forum Posts
Christy C
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Camping with younger children - need input- want mountains (1 Reply)
We stayed (pitched a tent) at Unicoi State Park last year and had a wonderful time. Did the tubing in Helen also. they boys are so excited about planning our next camping trip. We are looking for another area that has the childrens activities and such. anhy input is greatly aprreciated..
February 06, 2012|
2 day must do activities in Helen and Dahlonega??? (5 Replies)
I will be staying at Unicoi State Park for 2 nights and three days the first week in August. I would like to do some rivertubing and horseback riding. What other activities/attractions/restaurants are a must see in this area? BTW, I will be with my husband and kids 8 and 11 yrs old. Thanks in advance.
July 27, 2009|
Response fromPeachBelle8288|
The Gold museum and gold panning in Dahlonega is good. Also a walk around town in Helen which is in the form of an alpine town. While in Dahlonega check out the Smith House for a southern homestyle meal.
Florida Panhandle, Florida
Unicoi, Oktoberfest, and ??? (6 Replies)
In a couple of weeks, my husband and I are going to drive up to Unicoi State Park on a Friday to spend two nights at the campsite there and then stay the third night in Helen for the end of Oktoberfest. We visited Helen last year for the last day of Oktoberfest after two days in Chattanooga, and we didn't get to see any of the surrounding area, so this year I wanted to stay at and explore Unicoi and Anna Ruby Falls at the very least. I've looked a lot at the state parks website and realize...More
October 09, 2014|
Response fromScarlettOScara|
It seems you have done your homework & pretty much have it covered between Unicoi, ARF, & Helen. It's about a 16 minute drive to Dukes Creek Falls & Raven Cliffs from Unicoi. Both of these places might be worth a look while in the area. Have a great time & be safe hiking:)