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High Falls State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 478-993-3053


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Located northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. Boat rental, ramps and fishing docks provide easy access to the park’s lake, known as one of Georgia’s top fishing spots for hybrid and white bass. Overnight visitors can choose from a spacious campground or lakeside yurts, which are like canvas and wood tents.  Each yurt features a small deck, picnic table and grill outside, plus furniture, electrical outlets and a ceiling fan inside.  During summer, guests may cool off in the park’s swimming pool. 
 
Visitors can hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest to the remains of a hydroelectric power plant foundation.  In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls fell from prosperity in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it. Today, the park is a popular camping destination and a relaxing side trip for travelers on I-75. 
 
   High Falls State Park Business Plan

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/HighFalls


Free wi-fi service is available at Visitor Center.


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,050 Acres
    6 Yurts ($75)
    • 107 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$35) -- some sections close during winter, no cable TV service
    • Pioneer Campground ($55)
    • Paddle-In Primitive Campsite (25 people / $75 includes 5 canoes)
    • 650-Acre Lake
    • Group Shelter (seats 125, $100 - $300)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • River Pavilion ($35) - For campground guests only. Please call or visit the park office.
    • Swimming Pool (seasonal, fee, privately operated)


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Hiking – 4.5 miles of trails
    • Fishing -- jon boat rental
    • Boating - 2 ramps, private boats allowed, 10 horsepower limit
    • Kayak and Canoe Rental
    • Aquacycle and Stand-up Paddle (SUP) Board Rental (seasonal)
    • Swimming - fee, pool only, no river or lake swimming
    GeoCaching
    • Playground
    • Miniature Golf (fee)


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:


  High Falls Lake Dock Guidelines (pdf)






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Events
Labor Day Activities
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 8 PM from Sep 4, 2015 until Sep 6, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe park naturalist has many fun family activities planned for the whole family this labor day weekend! From a s'mores copetition, twilight night paddles, glow-n-dark Putt Putt, to nature hikes there is fun for everyone! Call park office for more information.  $3 - $20 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 6:45 PM to 8 PM
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 6:45 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunWatch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required.  $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Intro to SUP
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunLearn the basics of Stand Up Paddling Boarding (SUP) in this beginners class. Participants must be able to swim and be at least 16 years old. Advance registration required.  $20 includes equipment and gear $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaGrab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends.  $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Park Beautification
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunHelp the park with some trail maintenance projects. All ages welcomed! 478-993-3053.
Supermoon Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSee the moon at its biggest in this fun night hike to the falls. Also learn more about the upcoming lunar eclipse.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Volunteers needed to help build campfire and pass out smores. 478-993-3053.
High Falls Spooky Halloween
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunHike to the falls and roast smores under the moon light! During campfire, we will have a costume contest for adults, children, and pets. Prizes will be award to most creative and best dressed! Meet at the program area next to Lakeside Camping. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turkey Waddle Hike
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Hike off that extra slice of pumpkin pie and enjoy the cool fall air during this exhilarating three mile hike. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Donations welcomed $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Address/Directions
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Dr
Jackson, GA 30233
Butts County


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.178333 | W -084.020533

Located 1.8 miles east of I-75 exit #198 at High Falls Road.

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High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Dr
Jackson, GA 30233 View Details


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High Falls State Park


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