Camp Frank D Merrill Army Base

5th Ranger Training Battalion
1 Camp Merrill Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533

In Dahlonega, the summers are warm and muggy, and the winters are short and very cold. It is wet and partly cloudy year round. The temperature typically varies from 34°F to 87°F and is rarely below 21°F or above 93°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 87°F and low of 69°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 29 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 58°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 34°F and high of 50°F.


The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from May 3 to August 27, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on July 11. The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from August 27 to May 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on October 16.

Dalonega, GA
Dalonega, Georgia
Cost of Living

The cost of living in Dahlonega, GA is 36% higher than the average in Georgia and compared to the national average it is 27% higher. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. Everyday goods and services are a good indicator of the general costs of goods in a particular city. In Dahlonega, GA, goods and services are 8% higher than the average in Georgia and are 3% higher than compared to the national average.

Getting to Know the Area
Dahlonega offers a variety of recreational activities including organized programs, parks, nature and hiking trails and camping areas. The county maintains a boat ramp on Lake Lanier which provides public access to the many boating activities available. Some interesting sites in the area include the Gold Museum, Cane Creek Falls, Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Planetarium and Observatory, and the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Gold Museum
Blue Ridge Mountains