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February 15, 2024 - April 15, 2024


Dawsonville, GA

From February 15 until April 15, volunteers with the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club will set up Basecamp in the Arch Room of the Amicalola Falls State Park visitor center to lead the Start Smart presentation, distribute hiker hangtags, and talk with people interested in hiking the Appalachian Trail. Basecamp is generally open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm during peak northbound hiking season (February through April). Start Smart presentations are led by GATC volunteers (subject to volunteer availability) and last roughly 15-minutes. Attending a Start Smart presentation is great way for people attempting thru-hikes, as well as interested members of the public, to get the latest information on the A.T. in Georgia and important Leave No Trace reminders. Start Smart presentations are free and open to everyone.

280 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534 United States