Amicalola Falls

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This article is about the waterfall. For the state park, see Amicalola Falls State Park.
Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls.JPG
(view from the 'Reflecting Pool' at bottom)
Amicalola Falls is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Amicalola Falls
Location Dawson County, Georgia, USA
Coordinates 34°34′3″N 84°14′40″W / 34.56750°N 84.24444°W / 34.56750; -84.24444Coordinates: 34°34′3″N 84°14′40″W / 34.56750°N 84.24444°W / 34.56750; -84.24444
Type Cascade
Elevation 1,900 ft (580 m)
Total height 729 feet (222 m)
Watercourse Little Amicalola Creek

Amicalola Falls is a 729-foot (222 m) waterfall in Dawson County, Georgia, USA. It the highest waterfall in Georgia and is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.[1] The name "Amicalola" is derived from a Cherokee language word meaning "tumbling waters".[2] It is located within Amicalola Falls State Park.


Amicalola Falls
View of valley - looking out from top of falls 
Main cascade - view looking up from hiking trail foot bridge 
Lower cascade - view looking under hiking trail foot bridge 
Closeup view 
Photos of Amicalola Falls


  1. ^ Boyd, Brian (2001). Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians & Great Smoky Mountains. Clayton, GA: Fern Creek Press. ISBN 978-1-893651-08-1. 
  2. ^ "The Names Stayed". Calhoun Times and Gordon County News. August 29, 1990. p. 64. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 

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