Amicalola Falls

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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, United States
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, United States. 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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