Amicalola Falls Installs Zips
Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia, home to one of the highest cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi, is now home to a new zip line course by American Adventure Park Systems. The installation features 11 zip lines and three suspension bridges.
The zip lines range in height from 60 feet to 250 feet in the air, and range in length from 75 feet to 1,000 feet. The suspension bridges link the 11 zip lines and keep guests between 20 and 100 feet in the air, overlooking the fantastic views the park offers. The course is designed with American Adventure Park Systems’ QuickTrekker closed-belay system, which enables participants to move through the course without disconnecting from the belay line at any time.
Amicalola Falls State Park added several other new activities about a year ago, including 3-D archery with targets shaped like bears, deer, and raccoons; GPS scavenger hunts; and survivalist camps. At the time, the park offered a small zip line used for group teambuilding exercises. After a steady stream of visitors expressed interest in zip lining, Coral Hospitality, the company that manages the state park and lodge, partnered with American Adventure Park Systems to meet the demand for zip line excitement.
“American Adventure is the perfect partner for us to continue expanding our Adventure Lodge program in Georgia, as they share our commitment to preserving the environment while creating fun, memorable experiences for visitors of all ages,” says Heath Carter, regional VP of sales and marketing for Coral Hospitality.
Coral has contracted with American Adventure Park Systems for its entire Adventure Lodges of Georgia program, which includes a second aerial adventure park at Unicoi State Park. Phase one at Unicoi was completed in May 2016, and features nearly a dozen zip lines of varying heights and lengths, enabling guests to reach speeds of up to 30 mph.