Amicalola Falls - Have A Heart  LbNA # 19154 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJun 20 2005
LocationDawsonville, GA
Found By Road Junkies
Last Found Oct 23 2008
Hike Distance?

Amicalola Falls State Park is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks and has the highest falls (729 feet) east of the Mississippi River. An eight mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the Appalachian Trail and there are numerous other trails.

Once you get to the park, stop at the visitor center and pick up a map. Find the Spring Trail, a moderately difficult trail marked in orange blazes. Take this trail for about ½ mile until it intersects the Mt. laurel loop. Walk about 10 steps down this trail in the direction of the base of the falls. Off to our right is a large downed tree that has fallen into another tree. Go to the exposed roots, look back to the trail and you should be able to spot a small stump. The box is hidden at the base of the stump.

The stamp is from the Spay and Neuter Georgia tag. The proceeds from this tag (a one time fee) go to support spay and neuter programs in Georgia, a cause near and dear to my heart. I do believe that a measure of a society is how we treat our animals and we euthanize too many unwanted pets. Of course, if this program is truly successful, I might not have the opportunity to pick up a little puppy on the side of the road and have him become my best friend. I’ll take that chance.

All the usual disclaimers apply. BE CAREFUL! Take out what you take in. FUN IS THE ONLY OPTION!