My wife and I hiked part of the Appalachian Trail in March 2018. The last 3 days of our 14 day trip we camped here just to get couple nights at a regular camp site. I really like this place. Next time we might stay at the squirrels nest.
Unicoi State Park is a large Park in north Georgia. The Park has a Lake, rope courses, a restaurant, lounge and beautiful Lodge. It's 2 miles from Helen Georgia, an Alpine gem nestled in the mountains.
Hiking trails of all levels abound including many with falls destinations.
We stayed in the squirrel's nest area during Oktoberfest in Helen, and it was a great experience. Remember that you won't have a ton of privacy there, but you can have a pretty big group.
Whether you are in your tent or your RV or in a cabin , Unicoi will take your breath away. Perched on the side of the beautiful Georgia mountains, I feel as if you're 1,000,000 miles away from the madness. But indeed, you're just an hour and a half north of the major metropolitan area of Atlanta. Trails, waterfalls, wildlife, & unlimited amazement !
Unicoi, great for the trails, great for your family, and great for a piece that goes beyond what you can imagine
this is a great campground and super peaceful to be at great travel travelers spots and water and power hook ups and sites. the falls is also a great view to see.
We stayed at the squirrel's nest section where it is one sided covered decks lined along the hill. There was a big community campfire. The bathroom was only a few minutes away and the walk in was very easy. This was a when I was much younger but to this day that trip was one of the best. It is throws you into full nature and the woods swallow you whole in perfect peace.
Unicoi SP is a popular resort type area right outside Helen. We stayed in Hickory Hollow primitive camp area. It wasn't bad, but the sites are really close and expensive, hence the rating.
Each site has a tent pad, lantern hook, picnic table, and fire pit. The tent area is about 15x15, room enough for two to three smaller tents. There are water spigots throughout, but we carried our own in.
There's no parking at the campsites, everything has to be carried in from the parking lot. This could range anywhere from a couple dozen feet to almost a quarter mile. Due to the denseness of the campsites, a lot of people stumble into the closer sites not realizing they're off the trail.
The area has plenty to do though, from hiking Anna Ruby Falls to ziplining over the lake or visiting Helen.
I prefer more solitude, so i probably won't go back, but it's worth it at least once.
We stayed at Unicoi last weekend. What a great place! We saw a black bear within the first hour of setting up camp. It was amazing! Apparently he visits often. This park had tons of ammenities-- playground, fun stream to play/relax in, ampitheater, decent bathrooms/showers, etc. The sites were a little tight, but a handful of them seemed to be spacious. Oh, and they had a bluegrass band playing one night! Fun was had by all. We'd definitely stay there again. Friendly staff too!
This campground was taken over by a private company a couple of years ago. It has great spots for picnicking. Campgrounds are kind of tight but the lake offers swimming, boating, and zip lining. We held a family reunion here last year and the pavilion was perfect with a playground and bathrooms.
Beautiful park with so many great amenities! Only a handful of FHU sites, and site specific reservations are not permitted. Family with large fifth wheels had a tight fit, but our Airstream slid in just fine. FHU sites are all grouped together and back up to a small creek. Local town of Helen is cute and fun to walk around. We’ve already booked another family trip to this park.