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MICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK

Situated next to Chattahoochee National Forest lands, his park centers around 729-foot Amicalola Falls, which is the highest waterfall in Georgia. It also : serves as an entry point for those who are back-jacking on the Appalachian Trail.

Activities; There are some short hiking trails, and backpacking is available on the 8-mile Approach Trail, which begins in the park and leads i o Springer Mountain, southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Backpacking equipment rentals are available in the park.

Camping Regulations; A special shelter in the park is for the use of Appalachian Trail hikers. Camping is also available in Chattahoochee National Forest just beyond the park boundary.

For Further Information: Amicalola Falls State Park, Route 1, Dawsonville, GA 30534; (404)265-2885.

In addition, 1,502-acre Black Rock Mountain State Park in northern Georgia has a single campsite (for one party only) along a 7.2-mile Backcountry Trail. Reservations and a permit are necessary. For information contact Black Rock Mountain State Park, P.O. Drawer A, Mountain City, GA 30562; (404)746-2141.

Camping and backpacking are also permitted in some of Georgia’s Wildlife Management Areas, used primarily by hunters. For more information contact the Georgia Department of Natural Re-

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