State Parks and National Forests

Plan a visit to a State Park during your Helen, Ga getaway. Experience beautiful waterfalls and trails, or go fishing and swimming in the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains.

Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State Park

Located just 5 minutes north of Helen, Unicoi State Park is one of the most popular parks in Georgia. Featuring outstanding natural beauty and a wide range of amenities including beautiful waterfalls, many miles of hiking trails, 7 miles of mountain biking trails, also fishing, swimming and boating on Unicoi Lake.
Location: Helen, Ga
Phone: (706) 878-2201
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

These are some of the special places you can find in the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests. Some are well developed and well known facilities. Some are little known jewels tucked away in the back country.
Smithgall Woods Conservation Park

Smithgall Woods Conservation Park

Five miles of trails and 18 miles of roads allow hikers and bicyclists to explore hardwoods, streams and wildlife.
Location: Located on Ga. Hwy. 75 Alt, 3 miles west of Helen
Phone: (706) 878-3087