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Updated  3/13/2014 7:53:17 PM
May brings park tours

Deer friends we will be starting new Deer Park tours May 3rd 2014 Hope to see you then thanks for your patience in our time of tranition.


Updated  3/13/2014 7:46:49 PM
Good bye Old man Winter

Hit by a tornado, flooded out by torrent rains and snowed in. Its been a tough winter I hate good byes but I am happy to say good bye Old man Winter. Getting the Deer Park ready for spring tours.


Updated  1/21/2013 8:52:14 PM
SUPPORT PARK BUY FULL SEASON PASS

Deer Park is seeking to raise dollars for development of the new Amicalola Deer Park facility and to support our efforts to feed the animals through the rest of the winter. We are selling a card for a FULL SEASON pass into the park. This card will enable a family of four to have FULL SEASON access to the park and a personal tour which will offer a one on one with all the animals in the park. The 1yr FULL SEASON pass card will also be good for the life of the park by offering a 10% discount on future park entry. You can support the efforts of Amicalola Deer Park by purchasing your card today this can be accomplished by going to our donation link. When you make a $100 donation and leave your name and address you will receive by mail your FULL SEASON pass access card. Thank you for your support. Remember feed corn is a cost extra which can be purchased a park entry gate.


Updated  1/5/2013 5:49:31 PM
SEE MAP ON FACEBOOK

You can find the new map on our website home page Facebook button. Call before you come out. 706-429-4747 Thank You for your interest.


Updated  1/5/2013 4:19:09 PM
FIND NEW DEER PARK

PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING OUT - 706-429-4747 We are taking booked tours. You can find our new location at 2240 Long Road Ball Ground Georgia 30107 Highway 400 North to Highway 369 West to Highway 372 through Ball Ground to old Highway 5 go left to Howell road go right to 2240 Long Road. SEE YOU SOON.


Updated  1/5/2013 4:20:53 PM
NEW DEER PARK TOURS

We are taking tours at Amicalola Deer Park's new facility. We are still work in progress but we are taking booked tours through the weekdays 9am through 5pm and the weekends Saturday 11am through 5pm Sunday 1pm through 5pm for more info or to book a tour call Sean Smith at 706-429-4747


Updated  1/5/2013 4:21:35 PM
NEW YEAR / NEW PARK

NEW YEAR - NEW PARK - Happy New Year Deer Park friends its a new year and new beginnings for all of us at Amicalola Deer Park we are almost completed in our move but still there is a lot to do to prepare for winter and spring events. We are still in need of volunteers for build out and development. Also we are looking for sponsors, funding partners and or donations to further our progress in the future vision of Amicalola Deer Park if interested contact Sean Smith 706-429-4747


Updated  11/23/2012 4:24:01 PM
SANTA FINDS NEW PARKING LOT FOR REINDEER

Amicalola Deer Park finds its new home A COMMUNITY OF HOPE that's the name of the foundation. The new facility is about completed and a waiting the final touches and inspection. We would like to give a BIG THANKS to those of you who have volunteered your time and donated to the development of this new facility we could not have done it without you. GOD BLESS YOU! for your love and support. P.S stay tuned for updates on events and map of new location.


Updated  11/23/2012 4:12:34 PM
SANTA STOPED IN HIS TRACKS

WE are sorry to inform everyone this but the Amicalola Deer Park holiday event Santa Sleighay ride has been cancelled at the old facility due to complications beyond our control boulders and trees blocking Santa Claus's runway O'Boy. We are trying to get Santa's Reindeer out of harms way. Please stay tuned for further information as in new dates for Santa Sleighay ride and map of new location.


Updated  10/18/2012 8:15:41 PM
HELP MAKE THE MOVE

We need help right now dismantling Deer Park. We are asking people to come out this weekend to help in the process of dismantling fencing and structures and load trailers. You can come out starting Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 6pm. We are also needing volunteers during the weekdays 8am to 6pm hand tools are a plus. Thank You so much for your support and participation in our transitional process.


Updated  10/15/2012 12:50:50 PM
DEER PARK HAS TO MOVE

Amicalola Deer Park is calling out to our Deer friends to help in a monumental task of moving this operation. We have hopes that we can stay to finish our holiday programs and in a time that would not harm the animals which are in rut mating season. But with all considered we must make the plans to exodus the property where we exist. We have prospect for relocation but we need your help. You can help in this process by passing on the information to family and friends on facebook as well as networking it throughout your community. We are in need of extra funding to accomplish this move as well as securing the property in prospect you can donate online at our donation page and by mail at 51 Smith circle Dawsonville Georgia in care ADP FUND. People can also help by volunteering their labor or tools and power equipment we need support by grading equipment and operators, fence installers, carpenters, Animal hauling trailers and trucks, team leaders for development. We will need donations of building materials for construction of shelters and fencing if you have any abilities of these needs please email or call: sean@amicaloladeerpark.com or 706-429-4747

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Updated  8/31/2012 11:47:44 PM
Deer Park Open Labor Day weekend

Come on out to see the animals Labor Day weekend Saturday 11am to 5pm. Sunday 1pm to 5pm and Monday 9am to 5pm


Updated  5/30/2012 3:45:16 AM
BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED

Amicalola Deer Park sends out a heart felt thanks to those of you that sent in donations and brought out extra feed in our time of need you know who you are and so do we. God bless you for you true love of the animals.


Updated  5/25/2012 11:57:11 PM
RED WHITE AND BLUE

Come on out to Deer Park and have some fun with the animals chill out by the river for the Memorial Day weekend we will be open Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm also cooking up hot dogs and hamburgers for the weekend celebration we will also be open Monday Memorial Day 9am to 5pm See you soon.


Updated  5/4/2012 12:09:02 AM
MAY DAYZ HELP AN ANIMAL OUT

We need your support this month. We count on gate fee's to help fund the animal rescue effort. The month of April has been very slow we imagine due to the gas hike. We are a non profit organization 501c3 which is publicly funded. We are in your hands please consider making a donation online or by mail we need whole corn sweet feed these items can be brought to us on you next visit. Thank for your support.


Updated  4/5/2012 5:27:16 PM
DEER PARK CLOSED THURSDAY

The Deer Park will be closed Thursday April 5th 2012 we will resume park hours on Friday 11am to 5pm Thanks for checking see you soon.


Updated  3/30/2012 4:18:38 AM
FACEBOOK US LIKE US

For current activities, events, videos, pics and active animal projects go to our FaceBook button on the home page of this website.


Updated  3/30/2012 4:14:44 AM
PARK FEES PARK FEEDS

Bring a 50# bag of whole corn for 2 adult admission or three children admittance. Don't forget to bring your carrots and apples. See you soon.


Updated  3/30/2012 4:07:40 AM
ALWAYS CHECK BLOGS PAGE

Please always check blogs page on this website before coming out we post all event changes and inclement weather here.


Updated  3/30/2012 4:03:54 AM
PARK OPENS FOR SPRING

We are open now to the General Public starting March 31st 2012 and every weekend there after Saturdays 11am to 5pm Sundays 1pm to 5pm we will be open during Georgia's Spring break starting Monday April 2nd please call if you are planning to bring a large group to reserve your time slot. Please remember after Spring break we are back to weekdays by appointment only. Contact info for reservations 706-265-3484 or 706-429-4747


Updated  3/30/2012 3:54:26 AM
FOR PARK UP DATES GO TO BLOG PAGE

Please remember when looking for update park information go to Blog page on this website


Updated  3/30/2012 3:48:24 AM
SPRING HAS SPRUNG

The time has come nature is coming alive Spring has Sprung the North Georgia mountains are yielding its wonderful beauty and so is Amicalola Deer Park new life is in the Park babies galore we will be opening up to the public again starting March 31st 2012 and every weekend there after until the 4th of July come out and see some of the new animals and of course all your DEER friends our hours on the weekends are Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm and remember weekdays are by appointment these appointments are to reserve you and your family an hour segment for that day these appointments start at 9am and each appointment visit allows you an hour of personal tour. Call 706-265-3484 or 706-429-4747 for appointment info


Updated  12/31/2011 6:25:33 PM
NEW YEAR NEW HOURS

Happy New Year everyone starting January 2nd 2012 all visits to the Amicalola Deer Park Monday through Friday will be by appointment 11am to 3pm and open to the public on Saturday's 11am to 3pm Thank you all for a wonderful 2011


Updated  12/21/2011 12:39:37 PM
RAIN OR SHINE SANTA IS ON TIME

Rain or shine Santa will be at his cabin with Mrs Claus, Elfs and Reindeer 11am until 3pm Through Friday the 23rd for more info call 706-265-3484


Updated  12/21/2011 12:31:31 PM
SANTA STAY'S OVER

By popular demand Santa Claus is staying over for another week at Amicalola Deer Park visits will be Monday through Friday 11am to 3pm we will be closing the park at 4pm prices are $8 per adult $5 per child $5 for seniors feed corn is $3 per bag or 2 for $5 for more info call 706-265-3484 Thank You and Merry Christmas


Updated  12/7/2011 3:15:49 PM
Hot Coco and Cookies go Good

Hot coco and cookies go good with Santa Claus


Updated  12/4/2011 9:58:51 AM
DECEMBER 4TH OPEN AT 2PM

We will open an hour later today do to church program Santa will be here 2pm until 5pm Thanks


Updated  11/25/2011 9:37:14 AM
OPEN BLACK FRIDAY

Before and after your great adventure shopping come see us and have a laugh or two see you soon


Updated  11/10/2011 7:30:55 PM
APPLES AND CARROTS

Don't forget to bring the deer some presents they love apples and carrots


Updated  11/10/2011 7:25:39 PM
DRESS WARM

Please always dress warm when coming out to Santa Sleigh ride we have heaters but it's always best to be prepared for changing weather.


Updated  10/24/2011 10:26:36 AM
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!!

Santa Claus and Mrs Claus will arrive in the Deer Park for their yearly inspection of Santa's deer to prepare them for that winter night journey on Christmas eve. Santa and his wife will be at the Deer Park starting November 12th 2011 and every Saturday and Sunday until December 18th 2011 come and take a sleighay ride to see Santa and his deer don't forget your Christmas list and camera. SEE YOU SOON.


Updated  10/11/2011 1:02:37 PM
SEE US ON FACEBOOK

Like us on your Facebook account get update activity behind the scenes of Deer Park


Updated  10/11/2011 12:59:27 PM
OCTOBER FUN WITH THE ANIMALS

Fall is here the color is in the trees and in the North Georgia mountains. Hey after you pick your pumpkins at Burt's and get your apple;s at the orchards fall into Amicalola Deer Park for some animal fun. Apples Pumpkins and Deer friends they all go together. See you soon.


Updated  9/7/2011 12:17:20 PM
WEATHER HAS BEEN TOUGH

We need your help this year the weather has been hot and dry which has given us less time to exhibit the animals in the sanctuary. We need to make up the difference by donations and contributions where every you can help would be deeply appreciated. You can donate on line through paypal or a credit card or even bring out feed to the deer park. We are in need of bags of whole corn, cracked corn, sweet feed bales of hay and rolls of hay. Remember what you do for the animals you do for the world. Thank You for all you do. ADP


Updated  7/5/2011 8:59:30 AM
EARTH SONG

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Earth Song

Updated  7/4/2011 9:09:34 AM
DEER PARK OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THE 4TH OF JULY

We will be open on Monday the 4th of July to the public 11am until 5 pm


Updated  6/20/2011 10:53:30 AM
CLOSED SUNDAYS UNTIL OCTOBER

Amicalola Deer Park will be closed on Sunday's starting Fathers Day June 19th 2011 and will resume Sunday openings on the first Sunday in October.


Updated  6/1/2011 9:37:02 PM
DEER PARK WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY JUNE 5TH

Due to church home coming Deer Park will be closed. Everyone is invited to Dawsonville United Methodist church for home coming food, fun and music its in down town Dawsonville at 21 Church st for more info call Pastor Sean Smith 706-429-4747 Thank you for all you do,


Updated  5/29/2011 9:21:26 PM
DEER PARK OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MEMORIAL DAY

Deer Park will be open to the public on Memorial Day the hours will be 9am until 5pm we look forward to sharing part of your day see you soon.


Updated  5/23/2011 10:22:04 AM
WE ARE UP AND RUNNING

Sorry for the delay in the update of the website blogs but we have been very busy in our spring. Let's pray for no more tornado's and also for the people have personally encountered these powerful storms. Remember we are open to the public every weekend Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. We are open during the weekdays by appointment only. Please call before traveling out if the weather looks challenging for we may be close due to inclement weather or some other situation. Thank You for all you do for the animals of the Earth


Updated  4/29/2011 7:43:05 PM
STORM CLEAN UP IN PROGRESS

Due to storm damage and other situation beyond our control the park will be closed starting April 30th on through unto May 14th. Thank you for all your calls, prayers and concerns. GOD BLESS EVERYONE FOR WE ARE BLESSED INDEED !!!PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NATION.


Updated  4/24/2011 8:51:26 AM
EASTER SUNDAY CLOSED

We are closed for Easter Sunday in observance of the risen Christ


Updated  4/20/2011 11:37:31 AM
ECO-JAM DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED

We have had to move back the Eco-Jam due to situations beyond our control. The new date for the event is May 28th 2011


Updated  4/20/2011 10:59:18 AM
2011 ECO-JAM / TORNADO RELIEF( dates have changed)

Eco-Jam is on its way May 28th 2011 This music Jam has always been about environmental awareness but we are changing it up this year to help some people in need. We have made it a fundraiser for disaster relief. Please stay tune for update info.


Updated  4/6/2011 11:02:44 PM
EARTHDAYZ IN THE PARK

We are open every weekend for the month of April Saturday 11am to 5pm - Sunday 1pm to 5pm car pool 6 or more in a vehicle each person gets a free bag of corn. Bring a recycling ticket get $1 dollar off adult admission.


Updated  3/31/2011 8:14:51 PM
READ THE NEWS

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Nearly 80 years ago, the family that runs Rock City thought white deer fit in nicely with the park’s enchantment theme. So just a few yards from dozens of hidden gnomes, waterfalls and sweeping vistas, the park established an exhibit for white fallow deer. Visitors looked into a rock gully to view the extremely rare, all-white deer with roots in Old World England. But over the years, the deer’s bloodline weakened and the herd thinned to just three females. Park officials worried about the animals’ future. This weekend, Rock City visitors will get the first view of a deer habitat that park managers say is more comfortable for the animals and should help them prosper. “We’re transferring them from what was really more of an exhibit into something that is a truly natural environment where they can thrive as a herd,” said Jeff Raabe, Rock City’s operation manager. This weekend also marks the start of the busy spring and summer travel season for the Lookout Mountain attraction. The park started planning the move in the fall, when it contacted Amicalola Deer Park in Dawsonville, Ga., for guidance. That park is noted for rehabilitating and caring for rare species of deer. “We brought the deer here for about five months, and they really had to learn how to walk again,” said Sean Smith, a curator and rehabber for the deer park. The new habitat at Rock City, 1.5 acres of sloping ground with English ivy and other green vegetation, closely mirrors what the deer would enjoy in nature. “The goal is to have this be completely self-sustaining,” Raabe said. “We will supplement their food with corn and other treats, so they are fat and happy, but mostly we want them to sustain themselves on what will grow here naturally.” While visiting in Dawsonville, two deer became pregnant, Smith said. They will have fawns sometime in June, and Raabe and Rock City spokeswoman Meagan Jolley said the park likely will have a naming contest on Facebook and Twitter. “There are a lot of educational opportunities here,” Raabe said. If the fawns are viable, Rock City will have seven animals on permanent display. The deer, raised from the Rock City original herd established in the 1930s, had grown accustomed to walking on rock, Smith said. At the deer park, they learned to walk on soft ground and to forage for naturally growing food. Rock City never has been cited for any problems with its care of the deer, records show. Its only report available, a 2008 inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, notes that the deer were being overfed. Fallow deer, especially the white variety, occur only in about 1 out of 10,000 individuals, Smith said. Introduced in the United States during Colonial times, the deer is rare today, though it survives outside captivity in some parts of middle Georgia.

Go to this link and click local news about rare deer

Updated  3/27/2011 9:11:33 AM
ROCK CITY DEER PARK COMPLETED!!

The Rock City girls head back home from their 5 month vacation at Amicalola Deer Park. Restored and renewed the girls make it back to their new found habitat Rock City Deer Park totally completed and with all the amenities. For more info and photo's go to our Facebook page


Updated  3/22/2011 5:43:00 PM
DEER PARK INFO

The entry fee into the park is $8 per adult $5 per child $5 per senior 60 years and over $2 per bag of corn. Donations are welcomed at the gate. The park excepts cash and checks thank you for your support.


Updated  3/22/2011 5:29:20 PM
MARCH SHOWERS DEER PARK FLOWERS

Amicalola Deer Park will be open to the public the first weekend of April that will be April 2nd and 3rd and every weekend after that hours of operation are Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm all weekdays are by appointment. Thank you for your support for more info call Sean at 706-429-4747


Updated  3/22/2011 5:21:52 PM
March showers Deer Park flowers

Amicalola Deer Park will be open to the public the first weekend of April that will be April 2nd and 3rd and every weekend after that hours of operation are Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm all weekdays are by appointment. Thank you for your support for more info call Sean at 706-429-4747


Updated  2/26/2011 6:59:00 PM
SEE WHAT'S HAPPEN

Follow this link and you can see what Amicalola Deer Park is doing at See Rock City's Deer Park

Rock City Deer Park

Updated  2/16/2011 11:26:05 AM
SPRING FEVER ALL READY?

We are getting spring fever in the Deer Park so we will open up to the public this weekend for a peep see of the new offspring. If interested please go on line to contacts and make an inquiry enter name date time and how many would like to come into the park also leave a contact phone number. Thanks Sean


Updated  2/5/2011 9:28:21 AM
*S*O*S*

*Support *Our * Sanctuary. We need winter support.We know things are tight all over but the animals are in need of some extra winter support in the means of extra food - whole corn - sweet feed - rolled hay - mineral block and dog food there is extra shelter needed money's are needed to further our development a little is a lot this time of the year. Please do what you can. Remember what you do for the animals you do for the world.


Updated  2/3/2011 11:17:17 AM
Groundhog Day

What does the groundhog say about the coming Spring. Looks like Spring is on its way. (In Georgia)

Groundhog Day

Updated  2/2/2011 9:07:12 PM
BEAUTIFUL GREAT PYRENEES PUPPY'S AVAILABLE

We have 3 Great Pyrenees Puppy's there are 3 badger eared males left.For more info call 706-429-4747 See Facebook page for new pictures.


Updated  1/26/2011 11:00:05 AM
DEER PARK TEAM SURVEYS ROCK CITY

The team from Amicalola Deer Park makes it to See Rock City for more surveying and starting the development of the new Deer Sanctuary see new photo's as they come in at our Facebook page

See Rock City

Updated  1/14/2011 2:32:35 PM
REALTOR MAKES COMMITMENT

Realtor Clay Dalton of Remax Reality has made a commitment to Amicalola Deer Park by donating $500 out of each one of his closing's that comes via this network. Anyone looking to buy or sell property contact Clay Dalton at 770-815-5451 or at www.claydalton.com

Clay Dalton / Remax

Updated  1/14/2011 11:31:59 AM
HONEYCUT'S PUPPY'S ON FACEBOOK

Honeycut's Puppy's are two weeks old today. They are just opening their eye's and getting fat and sassy. Check them out on our facebook page


Updated  1/13/2011 7:40:22 AM
WINTER SUPPORT

Winter storms have made it very tough to provide the extra feed needed for the animal rescue. We are reaching out to the public for winter support this can be done by making an online donation or sending a donation to 51 Smith circle Dawsonville,Georgia 30534 in care of Amicalola Deer Park all donations are tax deductible and will support a great cause. If you would like to be a benefactor and support our outreach mission please call 706-265-3484 Donations can also be done through your local feed store. Thank You for your support.


Updated  1/6/2011 9:05:17 AM
SEE THE SHOW WITH JAYDA BUG

Here is the segment on the channel 2's holiday edition of Hidden Treasure's check it out with my Granddaughter Jayda

SEE THE SHOW

Updated  1/1/2011 8:51:43 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE 2011

Welcome to the new year let it be like heaven 2011 God bless everyone in this new year. See you soon


Updated  12/31/2010 9:10:46 AM
HONEYCUT GIVES BIRTH TO ELEVEN

Our beautiful female Great Pyreness has given birth to eleven puppy's there is five males and six females. There is four solid white and seven badgered eared. To reserve a pick we are taking deposits on pups the pups are $200 each without papers. There is a $100 deposit required and pups will be ready for pickup in 7 weeks. Please call 706-429-4747 for more info Thanks Sean


Updated  12/27/2010 5:04:37 PM
SNOWED IN

We are snowed in no tours until thaw. Weatherman said 50s for Wednesday call in advance to book a tour. Sorry for delay in appointments. You can plan a picnic but it is hard to plan the weather these days. Happy Holiday's everyone.


Updated  12/25/2010 8:49:08 PM
WHITE CHRISTMAS AT DEER PARK

We have been blessed up in these here mountains. On the day of the Lord the snow has fallen in the park. Looks to be about 5 or 6 inches. Merry Christmas everyone.


Updated  12/22/2010 8:30:17 AM
DONATIONS ONLINE

We need your help it is going to be a cold winter we can tell by the animals they have put their winter coat on early. We are trying to raise a large shelter and need your support. You can make secure donations online by credit card through paypal or send you tax deductible donation in care of Amicalola Deer Park fund to 51 Smith circle Dawsonville Georgia 30534. Thank for all you do and remember what you do for the animals you do for the world.


Updated  12/22/2010 8:20:35 AM
APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

Hey everyone we are taking appointments online for Santa Sleighay ride and future dates. The Santa Sleighay ride stops on the 23rd of December but we are doing tours on the 24th and will resume on the 27th you can place a request online please leave the following info. Name/date/phone number and how many will be in your party please break it down adults/seniors and children. Thank You and Merry Christmas. Go to contact us and fill out inquiry don't forget you can make donations online as well to help us with our raise a barn fund.


Updated  12/22/2010 8:08:40 AM
WET GROUND SLEIGHAY WAGON GROUNDED

Well everyone our extended Santa Sleighay ride has got off to a wet start. Boy you really have to watch out for these 20% chances of rain. We want to thank the people who came out on the first day and endured the drizzle you guy's were troopers. We have wet ground and have had to ground the Santa Sleighay wagon but we are running the 6 wheel all terrain vehicle and trailer so lets give it another go people see you soon.


Updated  12/22/2010 8:00:03 AM
SEE BLOGS PAGE AND FACE BOOK

For update info about Amicalola Deer Park go to Face Book at Home page and follow this Blog page


Updated  12/21/2010 8:00:51 AM
BY POPULAR DEMAND

The park will be open to the public by appointment with the Claus's the 21st 22nd and 23rd see you then for more info call 706-429-4747 or 706-265-3484 Thank an Merry Christmas P.S Park hours 11am to 5pm Park admission for this event is $8 per adult $5 per child 12 and under $5 per senior 60 and over children 3 and under are free. Remember to get your corn at entry gate suggested 2 bags per person $2 per bag.


Updated  12/17/2010 10:00:27 AM
SUNDAY ! SUNDAY ! SUNDAY!

For those of you who missed the show Hidden Treasure's ( HOLIDAY EDITION ) The show will re-air Sunday at 5pm so get your recording devices ready and check us out.


Updated  12/16/2010 7:32:35 PM
RAIN OR SHINE LAST WEEKEND FOR SANTA

This is the last weekend for our animal rescue fundraiser Santa Sleighay ride. We will be open rain or shine so bring your cameras and warm clothing we will have the fire going and the hot chocolate ready. Santa and Mrs Claus will be there waiting. If it is raining we will have to ground the sleighay wagon but we will usher you into Santa's cabin where you can feed his deer and get pictures.


Updated  12/16/2010 7:34:27 PM
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED

We would like to give thanks to our Father God the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for our purpose in this place. George David and family for giving us an opportunity to bless the land with such a special mission. George you are a true God send thank you for all you do. We are so grateful for family and friends and all those yet to come. With a special thank you and returned love for all the animals that we receive. P.S Hey Justin, Dorthy' Leona you guy's did a great job thank you for the lift up I know others are involved please tell them thank you for us. God bless you and your family's this year and all of years to come there after. Your friend Sean Smith


Updated  12/16/2010 12:37:13 PM
FIVE MINUTES CAN SAY A LOT

We are very grateful for the opportunity to show some of what we do at Amicalola Deer Park through the show Hidden Treasure's there was three days of filming and they wrapped it all in about five minutes. We want to give a special thanks to you the public for coming out and being apart of it all. Please come out and support us in our final weekend of our annual fundraiser for the animals Santa Sleighay ride. God Bless everyone and Merry Christmas


Updated  12/15/2010 10:09:55 AM
GREAT PYRENEES MAY GIVE BIRTH TO CHRISTMAS PUPPY'S

Honey Cut our female Great Pyrenees will be giving birth probably before Christmas we had thought maybe in January. For those of you that were interested contact Sean Smith 706-429-4747 Early commitment reserves puppy.


Updated  12/15/2010 10:18:31 AM
WINTER IS UPON US.

The Winter has literally fallen upon us as of December 12th we have been blasted by Old Man Winter and he is serious 2 foot snow drifts with 30 mile per hour winds equaling below zero temps. NO MORE FREE LUNCHES. That means no more grazing for the animals. WE have to supply the feed for these rescued babe's we need your help this year more than ever. We are not looking for a free lunch although the animals are if these guy's have touched you an any way please consider making a tax deductible donation to them you can do this on line or through the mail. It's not just monetary needs you can bring in bags of feed purchase your own rolled hay etc.. have your own feed stores deliver. We are in need of metal roofing and lumber as well. Shelter is a must at this time of year. We have a BARN RAISING fund as well you can send your tax deductible donation to Amicalola Deer Park 51 Smith Circle Dawsonville Georgia 30534. Thank You for all you do Amicalola Deer Park


Updated  12/15/2010 10:23:03 AM
SHOW TIME TUNE IN TO CHANNEL 2 TONIGHT 8PM

The show airs tonight Wednesday the 15th at 8pm tune into WSB-TV Hidden Treasures and get some of the behind scenes of what goes on at Amicalola Deer Park.. This is Hidden Treasures Christmas special (The Holiday Edition) featuring yours truly Amicalola Deer Park check it out you might even see yourself. Merry Christmas everyone.


Updated  12/3/2010 9:07:58 PM
NEW LIFE IN THE PARK COME SEE HIM THIS WEEKEND

K'Achita Kali by Frixos gives birth to a little boy named Sir Camelott. We were surprised when we seen mama llama walking normally through the park while Sir Camelott had his head poked out watching the traffic of animals passing by. Finally she stopped to see what was going on and with a little help Sir Camelott was able to enter the Park and this big World for the first time.

Sir Camelott

Updated  11/26/2010 9:39:39 AM
UPDATE! BLACK FRIDAY OPENING

WE are encountering serge's of drizzling rain that has kept the field and runway for Santa Sleighay ride to damp for operations. Please call in advance before venturing out. Thank You, P.S. You can call Sean Smith at 706-429-4747 for updates


Updated  11/26/2010 8:46:33 AM
PARK OPEN FOR BLACK FRIDAY AND

Amicalola Deer Park will be open the day after Thanksgiving but could be effected by inclement weather. Please call before you make your journey out. We are open during the weekdays by appointment only please call before coming out on these days as well. Thank You and Happy Holidays.


Updated  11/21/2010 10:05:41 AM
REMEMBER WHEN VISTING PARK

We thank you for your support in our animal rescue fundraiser event Santa Sleighay ride just remember when you come out to the event we are not yet set up for credit or debit cards but you can make your donations on line with your credit cards and charge all gate fees in this manner. When doing this just go to donations page calculate the number of people in your party adults, children, seniors etc..and make that calculated donation we will know at the gate just give the name you used for the donation. If you pay your gate fee by on line donation the only other cash expense you will have at the park will be the feed corn at a dollar per bag. Thank You again for your support Rainbow Nation Inc


Updated  11/19/2010 5:28:18 PM
AMICALOLA DEER PARK IS RAINBOW NATION

Rainbow Nation presents it's on going project Amicalola Deer Park. For those of you that don't know about Amicalola Deer Park this is the operational location and project of the non-profit organization Rainbow Nation Inc. This project helps build awareness and funding for our outreach mission that rescues animals and works with special needs children. All admissions taken in by this project helps feed the animals through the winter months and supports our outwardly missions like animal rescues and visits to our special friends. All admissions are considered a minimum donation. We are a 501(c)3 publicly funded organization so your support is greatly appreciated.


Updated  11/19/2010 9:53:36 AM
HAPPY THANKS GIVING

We are going to be open the day after Thanks Giving Friday the 26th with the presence of Santa Claus and his darling wife Mrs Claus. We will be open for Santa Sleighay ride all 3 days Santa will be in the park Friday,Saturday and Sunday. Thank You and Happy Holiday's


Updated  11/15/2010 10:14:12 AM
WHAT A DAY FOR A DAY DREAM

What a beautiful day it was the opening day for Santa Sleighay ride was spectacular. Everyone was there Mr & Mrs Claus the reindeer Santa's little helpers all the beautiful animals and all the happy people. The filming of the show Hidden Treasures went off with a bang it was great. From the land owner George David taking a sleighay ride to the 82 year old sitting on Santa's lap it was awesome. We want to thank everyone who participated in this great event you all where great. A special thanks to Morgan and family who touched the hearts of many. Santa said Barney is on the way.

Hidden Treasures

Updated  11/12/2010 11:29:15 PM
ROCK CITY DEER ARRIVE

The 4 white fallow deer have arrived at Amicalola Deer Park for their retreat and restoration program. We are proud to announce the arrival of these beautiful animals and our joint venture and partnership with SEE ROCK CITY in restoring the deer habitat at Rock City Gardens. Come see these wonderful animals as they take their place at DEER PARK


Updated  11/12/2010 11:05:25 PM
FINDING THE PARK

Directions to AMICALOLA DEER PARK - From Atlanta go I-85 OR I-75 to HIGHWAY 400 North to HIGHWAY 136 go West merge into 183 north to HIGHWAY 52 West toward Ellijay go a mile and a 1/2 to mile marker #3 in Dawson County our gate is on the left. Directions to AMICALOLA DEER PARK - From HIGHWAY 575 go North to Ellijay go through town to HIGHWAY 52 East toward Dawsonville go about 22 miles to mile marker #3 in Dawson County our gate is on the right. Directions to AMICALOLA DEER PARK - From Blairsvlle go HIGHWAY 515 South to Highway 52 East bypass Ellijay cross HIGHWAY 515 to bypass go left onto HIGHWAY 52 East about 22 miles to mile marker #3 our gate is on the right


Updated  10/30/2010 9:22:25 PM
SEE ROCK CITY AT DEER PARK

Amicalola Deer Park joins up with Rock City Gardens in a joint venture to bring renewal to the deer habitat a top of Look out Mountain. Amicalola Deer Park will be relocating the existing 4 female albinistic fallow deer to the deer park in Dawson County Georgia in a re-vitalization program for Rock City Gardens stay tuned for more info


Updated  10/25/2010 12:40:41 PM
Hidden Treasures

Channel 2 news comes to Amicalola Deer Park to find our hidden treasure. We welcome channel 2 news to Rainbow Nations Amicalola Deer Park with the program Hidden Treasures. Channel 2 has sought out the lore of Santa Sleighay ride at Amicalola Deer Park. Come be apart of the film day and take a ride on Santa Sleighay ride get pictures with Santa and so much more.


Updated  10/25/2010 11:52:32 AM
Giving Thanks

Rainbow Nation and the staff at Amicalola Deer Park want to give a big thank you to the team Homedepot and the public who have participated in the building of the new handicap access observation deck. We really appreciate all the hard sincere work that was done to accomplish this task. This new development will be so instrumental in the servicing of the special needs child at Amicalola Deer Park. A BIG THANK YOU!


Updated  10/8/2010 1:57:32 AM
Home Depot gives the animals and the children a helping hand

Home Depot comes to Amicalola Deer Park to support Rainbow Nation's outreach program. This includes providing shelter for the animals and a handicap access deck to be built for the special needs children that come to the park. We are calling out to the community for volunteer helpers for that build out day. Please call 706-265-3484 if you are interested. Event dates: Saturday October 9, 2010 and Saturday October 16, 2010


Updated  10/8/2010 1:47:20 AM
Meet the newest member of Rainbow Nation/Amicalola Deer Park

You may have seen Tank the Buffalo from highway 52 he has just joined the ranks with all the other animals of Rainbow Nation and he shares an area with a couple of cows and a fairly new born calf. The area in which they live is the 4th phase of Amicalola Deer Park which we envision connecting to the 3rd phase that is the wetlands this would in turn connect to the operating facility known as Amicalola Deer Park. We need your help. Call about volunteer opportunities and or donate online. Thanks for your interest in helping the animals


Updated  9/16/2010 7:50:12 PM
Bring Your Children to Meet the Animals at Home Depot

Come Saturday, October 2nd to the Dawsonville Home Depot located on GA 400 across from the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall for customer appreciation day where there will be food, merchandise discounts, giveaways, children's workshops and meet the animals of Rainbow Nation from Amicalola Deer Park. Event starts at 9:00 AM til 3:00 PM.


Updated  7/20/2010 9:20:51 AM
Population Explosion....

Be mindful of the baby deer this time of year. Mama has not always left them behind. If spotting fawns are seen near the road, please don't pick them up and take them home. If you are concerned about the welfare of that animal, maybe place it in an area not far from the area found that would be shaded and safe from predators. Give it 24 hours, revisit and if the fawn is still there, then you may contact an animal rehabilitation group.


Updated  7/7/2010 12:00:10 AM
Summer Fun for the Family in North Georgia

The Dawsonville area offers fun for the whole family including shopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the Etowah River, hiking, picnicing, camping and lodging at Amicalola Falls State Park and of course a visit to Amicalola Deer Park.

Amicalola State Park Website

Updated  9/7/2010 10:03:25 PM
New Park Hours...

Starting Labor Day weekend and every weekend after the park will be open to the public. Saturday hours of operation are 11am until 5pm. Sundays hours of operation are 1pm until 5pm. Weekdays we are open by appointment only. Groups must call in advance to schedule a visit. The hours for appointments are 9am until 5pm Monday through Friday. Call 706-265-3484 or 706-429-4747. Remember family fall fun every weekend in October new information coming soon to events page. Also be looking for the new information on the Santa Sleighay rides this starts the 2nd weekend in November and every weekend after until the 2nd weekend of December.

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Updated  9/7/2010 9:33:29 PM
Eco Music Fest May 2011

Amicalola Deer Park's 4rd Annual Eco Music Fest. Coming in May of 2011 Check later for new dates. Bring the whole family out for a day of fun and great music.

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Updated  3/29/2010 12:41:49 AM
A Great Place for Your Field Trip or Group Event

Amicalola Deer Park offers a beautiful setting for an outdoor event. We have primitive, riverside camping sites that are available by appointment. Visitors to the park will enjoy a hay ride tour of the park and opportunity to feed the deer. You will love this amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with the deer. For more information about group tours or hosting your event at Amicalola Deer Park, contact Sean Smith at 706-265-3484.

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Updated  3/28/2010
Deer Park Featured in Smoke Signals Online

Sean Smith, founder of the deer park and animal rehabilitator, invites Big Canoe to come tour the park and be part of the Eco Music Festival. Smith has done many animals rescues in Big Canoe and has envisioned a Big Canoe Day at the deer park for years. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children (no charge for children under 3) and Big Canoe residents will receive complimentary bags of corn to feed the animals. All money goes to pay for the rescue and care of the animals. Additional donations are welcome and appreciated.

View the Smoke Signals Article Online

Updated  3/28/2010 11:56:40 PM
Online Donations Now Accepted

We appreciate your support. It takes a King's ransom to provide proper care for all of the beautiful deer at the park. We greatly appreciate donations of any amount. Donations are processed securely through PayPal for your convenience. Your donations are tax deductible.

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