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Unicoi State Park and Lodge

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Hidden : 05/08/2010
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2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Unicoi State Park

Cache information:

Steward: Trez*
Park: Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Cache type: Traditional
Coordinates: N 34º 42.989 W 083º 43.383
Difficulty: 2
Terrain: 2
Cache Description: The cache can be found off the "Helen Trail". The Helen Trail is a 2 ½ mile trail that starts at the Lodge and goes to the Alpine Village of Helen.

You can find the trailhead for the Helen Trail at the Lodge or park at the Tennis Courts and pick up the trail from there. Look for the orange blaze trail markers.

The cache is ½ mile down the trail from the Lodge or .30 miles from the Tennis Courts. The cache is located off the Helen Trail on a spur trail that leads to an open field with a large cedar tree in the middle.

Unicoi State Park offers many hiking trails along with a Lodge, Cabins, Campground, Mountain Biking, Swimming Lake, spectacular Anna Ruby falls and the nearby Alpine Village of Helen.
Park: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dogs Allowed
Bicycles Allowed
Motorcycles Allowed
Campfires Allowed

Recommended for Kids
Takes less than Hour
Available during Winter
Scenic View
Parking Fee:

Poisonous Plants

Camping Available
Stroller Accessible
Picnic Tables Nearby
Public Restrooms Nearby
Drinking Water Nearby
Telephone Nearby

Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, take a trinket from the cache, leave something of greater or equal value in return for the next person and then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now with the Georgia State Parks GeoTour you can “Get Out. Get Dirty. Get Fit.“ and go geocaching in Georgia state parks.

Steps to the Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

1. Obtain a Georgia State Park GeoTour PassPort from any park or historic site or download a PDF from

2. Go to create a log-in and find the GPS coordinates and more information for the Georgia State Parks GeoTour locations.

3. Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are sealed ammo boxes labeled as a Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites geocache. Caches are located in 42 Georgia state parks and state historic parks.

4. When you find a GeoTour cache, log your name and any comments on the logbook inside the cache and stamp your PassPort grid sheet with the unique stamp for that specific park.

5. Be sure to follow the Leave No Trace guidelines –

6. Follow the Traveling Gophers. There are 58 Georgia State Park & Historic Sites TravelBugs® moving around the country. Click here to see where the travel gopher for this park is now. Be on the lookout for them and help them get a new destination.

7. If you’re quick, there is a “First-to-Find” special prize.

8. Find one of the “endangered” gopher stuffed toys in 10 of the caches and it’s yours to keep and protect.

9. Complete specific numbers of caches to get a custom Geo-Coin. Bring your stamped PassPort into the park’s Visitor Center and receive a voucher for your coin.

With 15 completed caches you are eligible for a bronze level coin
With 30 completed caches you are eligible for a silver level coin
With 40 completed caches you are eligible for a gold level coin
Bonus Caches:
Once you find the caches for the custom geo-coins you are also eligible for a bonus cache at each level. These caches are more challenging and not required to complete the GeoTour or receive your coins. Click on the links below to access the bonus cache pages:

Bronze Bonus Cache page

Silver Bonus Cache page

Gold Bonus Cache page

State Parks Information:

For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching:

Park: (706) 878-2201

Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Lodge Reservations: (800) 573-9659

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member Trez*, Volunteer Steward of Unicoi State Park and Lodge.
Disclaimer to New Geocachers:
Please join us in playing! All are welcome who observe and obey the rules. Please do not move or vandalize the container. Replace the cache like or better than you found it and when you leave, and make sure the cache is completely covered. Please do not remove the rubber stamp from the ammo can, this is a essential game piece for cachers accepting the GeoTour. The real treasure is just finding the container and sharing your thoughts with everyone who finds it. Pick up a GeoTour Passport at any Park Visitor Center.
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