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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
    • Pedal Boat 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
Junior Ranger Summer Camp 2015
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 until Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunDo you like fun and adventure? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Sign up for the Junior Ranger Summer Camp and earn your Level 1 Junior Ranger Badge. Join the Ranger and discover the animals that call High Falls home, make a fishing pole and catch a fish, build a bird house, compete with new friends in miniature golf, and much more!  $65 plus $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
National Trails Day - Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate National Trails day with a trail clean up on the Falls View Trail. Meet at Park Office. 478-993-3053.
Paws on the Falls
Saturday, Jun 6, 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.
Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 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.
Towaliga River Paddle
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Tons of FunJoin the ranger for a half day, 6-mile paddle to the mouth of the river from the park office. Bring a lunch and your water shoes. Canoe experience required. This program is open to adults and children 10 or older who are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, please register in advance.  $40 per a person $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunLearn the basics of paddling and put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Must be a swimmer.  $10 includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors with Paddling 101
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Tons of FunLearn the basic strokes and test you new found skills of paddling on the lake. This class is open to adults and children 8 and older. Space is limited. Registration required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Your States Park Day
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.
High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers
Saturday, Oct 31, 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 31, 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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