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

NOTICE: Between November 30th and March 1st, the lake will be lowered for residents to perform dock repairs. Please call the park with any questions.
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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


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)
    • Weddings (park approval required)


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:


  High Falls Lake Dock Guidelines (pdf)






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Events
Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
We need volunteers for our annual egg hunt. Tasks include stuffing eggs, hiding eggs, and helping passing out prizes. We have a job for everyone big and small. Help prior to the event with planning at our Group Shelter. For questions, please call park office. 478-993-3053.
Handicapped Accessible
3rd Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Egg hunts are no long for the day. Join us for our third annual Glow-n-Dark egg hunt. Over 4,000 glowing eggs will fill the day use area. Join in before the hunt for carnival-style games and s'mores. Registration is required and space is limited.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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High Falls Large Mouth Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 8 AM to 4 PM
High Falls Lake was rated one of the top fishing locations in America. Try to catch the big bass in this jon boat fishing tournament! Prizes will be awarded for biggest catch of the day. Registration required.  Call park office for Event Fee $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Hidden Gems and Rocks of High Falls
Saturday, May 7, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Travel back in time with published geologist Bill Witherspoon and learn about the unique rock features that can be found only at High Falls State Park. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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National Trails Day: Paws on the Falls
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Join us for this special National Trails Day event with your favorite hiking buddy. This hike is open to all breeds of dogs and ages. We will be hiking the beautiful Falls View trail. Learn some park history and important tips when hiking with your dog.  $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Get Outdoors: High Falls Lake Kayak Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Join the naturalist for a relaxing twilight night paddle to Buck Creek. Previous paddling experience is recommended. Children 10 and older accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required.  $15 per a person $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Your State Park Day: Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Bring your garden tools and gloves and help park staff and volunteers weed, plant, and mulch our beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Park Office. 478-993-3053.
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High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Volunteers needed to help build campfire and pass out s'mores. 478-993-3053.
High Falls Spooky Halloween
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Hike to the falls and roast s'mores under the moonlight! 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.
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Turkey Waddle Hike Volunteers
Friday, Nov 25, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Nov 25, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers are needed to help guide and keep the hiking group together. Volunteers need to have knowledge of the Falls View Trail and some park history. 478-993-3053.
Address/Directions
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive
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.


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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