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Primitive Car Camping/Learning Seminars

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: National Forest near Amicalola Falls
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 15 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 12 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Amy Rampley
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Member Cost:$25.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 31 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


It’s easy to see why this is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning “tumbling waters,” is an appropriate name for these 729-foot falls — the tallest east of the Mississippi River. An eight-mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail. However, numerous other trails are available for shorter journeys. Be sure to stop by the park office to see nature displays, live exhibits and a gift shop. This is a great opportunity to get to know some new people and experience the beautiful North Georgia Mountains in Spring. Our favorite site has a creek running through it, and plenty of space for everyone to put up a tent. You’ll go to sleep with the sound of the rushing water and wake up to the sound of bird calls in the morning…

This is primitive camping, meaning there are NO facilities…although showers and bathrooms are available in the nearby state park (a 5-10 minute drive) should you be totally averse to “roughing” it. You can also bathe in the stream, if you favor a REALLY cold bath….!

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Required Items to Bring:
Ground sheet (or tarp)
Sleeping bag -April weather can be chilly and damp, and is generally colder in the mountains than in the city (although rarely below freezing)
Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Boots/camp shoes
Toilet paper
Personal toiletries

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Sleeping pad
Extra set of clothes kept in your car or drybag in case of a downpour
Rain clothing (or poncho)
Lip balm
Insect Repellent
Water bottles
Small cooler to carry extra beverages
We will provide all of your necessary eating utensils.
Additional grills, etc are always welcome.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dawsonville, GA 8:30 pm at the site (some of us will be camping out Friday night….you are welcome to join us!) 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Ga. Hwy. 52.

Directions to our campsite will be emailed shortly before the trip.


Please advise any special food needs. We will accommodate your food needs IF advised in ADVANCE.

Are Dogs Permitted? Pets are welcome if leashed (no longer than six feet) and accompanied by the owner at all times; however, they are not allowed in or around historic sites, cottages, lodges, group camps, swimming areas. Kennels are not available. Owners should clean up after pets.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes. It almost always rains in the North Georgia Mountains, so be prepared.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$25.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$25.00/Person
Cost Includes:$25.00 includes your Dinner Friday night, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday….. Non-refundable deposit of $10.00 required upon signup. Balance due by April 8, 2005. Refunds minus the deposit allowed prior to April 8, 2005. No refunds after April 8, 2005. This is a rain or shine event….
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.