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Drive through this park and enjoy!

We drove through the park just to enjoy the view after climbing up to see AnnaRuby Falls. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lamarbradley
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Nashville, Tennessee
Forget the town, spend time here

Helen is a cheesy town that needs a lot of touching up. The State Park is the only thing worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angie L
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Thank Angie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled through the park to get to Anna Ruby Falls. On the return we toured the park. The Visitor's Center has everything including static displays of local animals. You have to see this. The place is the cleanest park my wife and I have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank owenpet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

David Norboge is an absolute gem! Best service that I have ever experienced within a state park system. We arrived this past weekend with a large youth group expecting a late arrival and a wash out with a heavy dose of forecasted showers. David went...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The journey to the views was worth it! Make sure you have decent shoes and water bottles to drink. I truly enjoyed myself. So beautiful! Pictures don't do it justice you have to see it for yourself!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

November was a perfect time of year to visit this area. The leaves were beautiful and temperatures mild. There are lots of trails and cabins nearby. We seem to always escape to this area come fall for a good reason. Lots to see and do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 789valeries
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to Unicoi Park. We were there to hike Anna Ruby Falls but took time to enjoy the park as well. The wonderful veteran at the gate was a delight to talk to on Veterans Day weekend! 🇺🇸 we visit each time we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SouthernVoiceBiloxi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being from florida or was nice to be able to see some fall foliage. We didn't stay here but we did check out the store and explore the lake area and camping grounds while we were here. Anna ruby falls is nice as well but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank originalempress
Reviewed November 6, 2018

this was our second time to the falls. Lovely hike thru the woods and just a bit steep at the end but oh so well worth it. And if oldsters can do it so can you. Just lovely and not to be missed.

Date of experience: May 2018
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kitkat075
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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Kenneth G
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.
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Christy C
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Camping with younger children - need input- want mountains (1 Replies)
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|
Hazel10
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.
elarbol
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:)