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


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NOTICE:
High Falls Lake will be lowered 5 to 6 feet for maintenance from October 1 until February 28, 2015.
The Tranquil Trail will be closed for a resource management project in the Fall/Winter 2014.  All geocaches on the tranquil trail will be temporarily removed.



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 ($70)
    • 107 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$32) -- some sections close during winter, no cable TV service
    • Pioneer Campground ($55)
    • Paddle-In Primitive Campsite (25 people / $75)
    • 650-Acre Lake
    • Group Shelter (seats 125, $175 Mon–Fri / $300 Sat–Sun)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($50-$65)
    • Pavilion ($65)
    • 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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First Day Hike Volunteers
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1:45 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunHelp lead the High Falls First Day Hike. Volunteers should know the trails at High Falls and will help keep the group together. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
High Falls First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis staff-led 1.5 mile moderate hike will take you past several scenic and historic sites including the falls, the old powerhouse, and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. You will learn about the park history and the local ecology. Meet at the park office, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
High Falls Trail Clean Up
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHelp the park gear up for the spring with a trail clean up hike. All ages are welcomed to participate. Park will provide trash bags and hot chocolate for volunteers. Please bring gloves and dress appropriately. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Garden Maintenance and Planting
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaDo you have a green thumb? If so, we need your help to get our garden ready for the season. We will be removing weeds, laying pine straw, and planting some flowers. Bring gardening tools and work gloves. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Handicapped Accessible Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 5 PM to 9 PM
Tons of FunWe need volunteers for our annual egg hunt. Task include stuffing eggs, hiding eggs, and helping passing out prizes. We have a job for everyone big and small. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEggs hunts are no long for the day. Join us for our second annual egg hunt. We have made it bigger with over 4,000 glowing eggs. Space is limited and registration is required.  $3 per a child $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
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! $5 parking. 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. $5 parking. 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


  33.178333
High Falls State Park


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