Unicoi State Park and Lodge

Supported by a local Friends chapter and nestled in the north Georgia mountains just outside Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking and mountain biking on scenic mountain trails, including an easy lake loop, challenging trek to Anna Ruby Falls, pretty three-mile trail to downtown Helen and rugged 7.5-mile singletrack for bikers. The cool mountain lake offers a swimming beach and canoe rental during summer. Throughout the year, park staff host outstanding programs ranging from craft festivals and concerts, to animal programs and educational hikes. Overnight guests can choose from a hotel-style lodge, fully equipped cottages and modern campground. The park’s restaurant is known for its nightly mountain trout buffet, while craft lovers should not miss the lodge’s gift shop with pottery, quilts and other crafts. The lodge and beach house are popular spots for weddings, reunions, parties and conferences.

Special Story - The Volunteers At Your Park

Helen, Ga. is the home to beautiful mountain views and lively entertainment. It is also the home to Unicoi State Park where Friends of Unicoi State Park volunteers spends all their spare time sprucing up and preserving one of the busiest parks in North Georgia.

 

Friends of Unicoi State Park is an exciting group of individuals: Chairperson - Bud Stinson, Vice Chairperson - Anke Stinson, Secretary - Kathryn Vazquez, and Treasurer - Jackie Burkhalter. With an average of 1500 volunteer hours per year, this group of...

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Volunteer with this Chapter

Saturday Work Day

November 12th 2022 Friends of Unicoi Meeting 10am

Service Project: Walk the loop and frog pond trail for maintenance and debris pick-up

Chapter Meeting

October 8th Friends Meeting 10am at the Visitor's Center

Saturday Work Days

Date: October 8th Project 11am.

Service Project: Take out the pontoon paddle boats for debris pick-up around the lake and also the top side of the floating bridge by the beach.

Meet at the Visitor's Center

Saturday Work Days

December 10, 2022 Friends of Unicoi Meeting 10am

Meet at the Visitor's Center

Walk the loop and frog pond trail for maintenance and debris pick-up

Member Recruitment

Every Saturday in the Month of September from 11am-2pm

Unicoi State Park and Lodge Volunteer Mailing List

Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?