Accommodations & Supplies

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Accommodations

Lodge at Amicalola Falls State ParkAmicalola Falls State Park has a beautiful lodge and restaurant at the top of the mountain, campsites that include showers and a laundry facility with the fee, and walk-in primitive campsites with a privy for late arrivals.  Coke machines and phone are near the park office at bottom of falls and at the top of the falls near the Hike Inn parking lot.  Park office closes at 5:00 p.m.
(706) 265-4703 or (800) 864-7275.

 


Len Foote Hike InnLen Foote Hike Inn is located 5 miles by trail north of Amicalola Falls State Park and 4.5 miles by trail south of Springer Mountain.  Guests hike in the five miles from Amicalola Falls State Park.  The inn has hot showers,  hearty, family style dinners and breakfasts (the inn does not serve lunch although trail lunches are available for guests), educational programs and environmental demonstrations.

Rooms are minimal accommodations.  Each room has two extra-long, twin size bunk beds.  Rooms are cooled with mountain breezes and have a fan.  For winter, warm blankets are supplemented by a heat panel in each room. Room rates include dinner, breakfast and taxes. There are discounted rates for children and some seasonal discounts.  Reservations may be made through the State Central Reservation System by calling (800) 581-8032.

 

Hiker Hostel is located 6 miles from Woody Gap and is run by former thru-hikers Josh and Leigh Saint. The Hostel is a full service contact for all hostel, slackpack, shuttle/SAG and logistic needs for hiking the Appalachian Trail, Benton MacKaye Trail or cycling in North Georgia. (770) 312-7342.  Open year round. $18PP bunks $42 Private room for 2.  Overnight stay includes breakfast, bed linens, towels & shower.  Computer with internet and wireless available.  Laundry $3.

 

 

Supplies

At Woody Gap 

Wolfpen Gap Store, Suches, GA.  Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone 706-747-2271 or see www.wolfpengapstore.com.  Locally owned and operated by Suches native and hiker Doug Gooch and family.  Open 7 days a week, the store carries a little bit of everything including groceries, gas, area maps, prepared foods, fishing gear and camping supplies.  The hiker hostel is $15 (including shower) and offers a free shuttle to/from Woody, Gooch, and Jarrard Gaps.

Dr. Don Pruitt's Medical Clinic
The medical clinic is 1.5 miles from Woody Gap in Suches, and is open for medical emergencies from Mon - Thurs, 9-5.

Suches
Suches is a small community with a part-time medical clinic and volunteer fire department with emergency medical technicians. Jim and Ruth Ann Miner (11663 Miner-Scales Drive, Suches, Georgia 30572) (706) 747-5434 are friends of long distance hikers.


Shopping in Dahlonega
Shopping is available on GA 60 in Dahlonega, GA, and includes grocery stores, post office, hospital, hardware, motels, and restaurants. This area was the site of the first gold rush in the United States.


At Neel Gap (US 19/129)

Mountain Crossings Backpacking Outfitter, A.k.a. The Walasi-Yi Center (9710 Gainesville Hwy., Blairsville, GA 30512, (706) 745-6095) is a backpacking outfitter and short-term grocery resupply store located directly on top of the Appalachian Trail at Neels gap. The store is run by Winton Porter.  Winton and his staff give lots of support to long-distance hikers who come through every spring.  The center is open from 8:30am to 6:30pm, seven days a week and offers a great deal of services for all hikers.
The store carries a wide variety of tents/shelters, sleeping bags, hiking boots/shoes, hiking apparel, hiking guides/maps, freeze-dried foods, plus much more.  White gas and denatured alcohol are sold by the ounce, and canister fuel is also available.  The hiker hostel, which includes a shower w/towel and a bunk, is available for all hikers on a first come first served basis for $15.  Laundry facilities are available for an additional $3.  Dogs must stay outside the hostel.  A mail drop service is available, but Winton requests that people mail packages within one week of their arrival.  Calling to inform the store of an incoming package would be appreciated.  The store can also mail out packages using UPS services.  More information can be obtained at the Mountain Crossings website, or by emailing Winton Porter at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Vogel State Park
North on US 19/129 3.0 miles is Vogel State Park with cabins, campsite, limited supplies, laundry, telephone, hot showers and friendly folks.

Goose Creek Cabins
North on US 19/129 3.5 miles from Neels Gap is Goose Creek Cabins and campground. Single rooms and rooms with kitchens. Contact Keith and Retter Bailey, 7061 Goose Creek, Blairsville, Georgia 30512, (706) 745-5111.

Blood Mountain Cabins
South on US 19/129 0.3 miles is Blood Mountain Cabins (each sleeps up to six) with showers and kitchens. 706-745-9454 or 800-284-6866 or E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

At Unicoi Gap (GA Hwy. 75)


Helen Alpine Village, Accommodations, and Shopping
Helen, Georgia is 10 miles south on Hwy. 75 with alpine tourist theme, post office, stores, fast food, small hiking shop, expensive hotels, laundry, restaurants.  Check Helen Chamber of Commerce for more information.

At Dicks Creek Gap (GA Hwy. 76)


Clayton Shopping, Accommodations, Restaurants, and more
Clayton, Georgia is 18 miles to the east with stores, motels, laundry, restaurants, theater, fast food, post office.


Hiawassee Shopping, Accommodations, Restaurants, and more
Hiawassee, Georgia is 11 miles to the west with post office, Mull's Motel, Waffle Shack, Georgia Mountain Restaurant, good grocery store, laundry. Everything is centralized for easy walking. If you need a shuttle back to any part of the AT in Georgia, call Gene Hamilton, (706) 896-2077, or ask Mull's Motel manager. The Hiawassee Inn, 193 E. Main St. (Hwy. 76) (800) 711-6961 has rooms for $42-$44 and will provide transportation back to Dick’s Creek Gap or Unicoi Gap after a night’s stay. (no pets)

Buckhead House
130 N. Main Street, Hiawasee, GA 30546, 706-896-0028
Hiker resupply store that carries dried food, fuel, clothing, very limited gear.  Located next to post office.

Blueberry Patch Hostel
This hostel is 3.5 miles to the west, look for sign on left side of highway. It is an organic farm and hostel owned by ’91 thru-hiker Gary Poteat and his wife Lennie. Overnight stay includes shower, laundry, breakfast and a ride back to the AT at 9:30 AM. There are bunks for 6 people, 4 others can tent on site, no dogs allowed. Hikers should plan to arrive at the hostel between 10 AM and 6 PM. The Poteats will hold UPS and Postal Service packages mailed to 5038 US Hwy. 76E, Hiawassee, GA 30546 for hikers who plan to stay a night. Phone number is (706) 896-4893. The hostel is open for Northbounders February 15th -April 30th. Southbounders may call to make arrangements in the fall.

 

Disclaimer
The information provided here is subject to change and is beyond the control of the  Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. All information should be confirmed ahead of time.<-->

 

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Dr. Don Pruitt's Medical Clinic
The medical clinic is 1.5 miles from Woody Gap in Suches, and is open for medical emergencies from Mon - Thurs, 9-5.

Suches

Suches is a small community with a part-time medical clinic and volunteer fire department with emergency medical technicians. Jim and Ruth Ann Miner (11663 Miner-Scales Drive, Suches, Georgia 30572) (706) 747-5434 are friends of long distance hikers.

Shopping in Dahlonega
Shopping is available on GA 60 in Dahlonega, GA, and includes grocery stores, post office, hospital, hardware, motels, and restaurants. This area was the site of the first gold rush in the United States.

At Neel Gap (US 19/129)

Mountain Crossings Backpacking Outfitter
A.k.a. The Walasi-Yi Center (9710 Gainesville Hwy., Blairsville, GA 30512, (706) 745-6095) is a backpacking outfitter and short-term grocery resupply store located directly on top of the Appalachian Trail at Neels gap. The store is run by Winton Porter.  Winton and his staff give lots of support to long-distance hikers who come through every spring.  The center is open from 8:30am to 6:30pm, seven days a week and offers a great deal of services for all hikers.

The store carries a wide variety of tents/shelters, sleeping bags, hiking boots/shoes, hiking apparel, hiking guides/maps, freeze-dried foods, plus much more.  White gas and denatured alcohol are sold by the ounce, and canister fuel is also available.  The hiker hostel, which includes a shower w/towel and a bunk, is available for all hikers on a first come first served basis for $15.  Laundry facilities are available for an additional $3.  Dogs must stay outside the hostel.  A mail drop service is available, but Winton requests that people mail packages within one week of their arrival.  Calling to inform the store of an incoming package would be appreciated.  The store can also mail out packages using UPS services.  More information can be obtained at the Mountain Crossings website, or by emailing Winton Porter at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vogel State Park
North on US 19/129 3.0 miles is Vogel State Park with cabins, campsite, limited supplies, laundry, telephone, hot showers and friendly folks.

Goose Creek Cabins
North on US 19/129 3.5 miles from Neels Gap is Goose Creek Cabins and campground. Single rooms and rooms with kitchens. Contact Keith and Retter Bailey, 7061 Goose Creek, Blairsville, Georgia 30512, (706) 745-5111.

Blood Mountain Cabins
South on US 19/129 0.3 miles is Blood Mountain Cabins (each sleeps up to six) with showers and kitchens. 706-745-9454 or 800-284-6866 or E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

At Unicoi Gap (GA Hwy. 75)

Helen Alpine Village, Accommodations, and Shopping
Helen, Georgia is 10 miles south on Hwy. 75 with alpine tourist theme, post office, stores, fast food, small hiking shop, expensive hotels, laundry, restaurants.  Check Helen Chamber of Commerce for more information.

At Dicks Creek Gap (GA Hwy. 76)

Clayton Shopping, Accommodations, Restaurants, and more
Clayton, Georgia is 18 miles to the east with stores, motels, laundry, restaurants, theater, fast food, post office.

Hiawassee Shopping, Accommodations, Restaurants, and more
Hiawassee, Georgia is 11 miles to the west with post office, Mull's Motel, Waffle Shack, Georgia Mountain Restaurant, good grocery store, laundry. Everything is centralized for easy walking. If you need a shuttle back to any part of the AT in Georgia, call Gene Hamilton, (706) 896-2077, or ask Mull's Motel manager. The Hiawassee Inn, 193 E. Main St. (Hwy. 76) (800) 711-6961 has rooms for $42-$44 and will provide transportation back to Dick’s Creek Gap or Unicoi Gap after a night’s stay. (no pets)

Buckhead House
130 N. Main Street, Hiawasee, GA 30546, 706-896-0028
Hiker resupply store that carries dried food, fuel, clothing, very limited gear.  Located next to post office.

Blueberry Patch Hostel
This hostel is 3.5 miles to the west, look for sign on left side of highway. It is an organic farm and hostel owned by ’91 thru-hiker Gary Poteat and his wife Lennie. Overnight stay includes shower, laundry, breakfast and a ride back to the AT at 9:30 AM. There are bunks for 6 people, 4 others can tent on site, no dogs allowed. Hikers should plan to arrive at the hostel between 10 AM and 6 PM. The Poteats will hold UPS and Postal Service packages mailed to 5038 US Hwy. 76E, Hiawassee, GA 30546 for hikers who plan to stay a night. Phone number is (706) 896-4893. The hostel is open for Northbounders February 15th -April 30th. Southbounders may call to make arrangements in the fall.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 March 2013 14:01