High Falls State Park

 

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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.

Directions
Shared with Monroe County

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.178333 | W -084.020533
Located 1.8 miles east of I-75 exit #198 at High Falls Road.


Address
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, GA 30233
Butts County
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High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, GA 30233 View Details


  33.178333
High Falls State Park

 


Phone
478-993-3053

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer...  $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Pokemon Night Hunt
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Calling all Pokemon Trainers! Beginner or expert, join us for a Pokemon night hike and hunt. We will be setting up lures at some Pokestops in the park. We will also take a short hike to the falls to see what Pokemon are lurking at night. Bring your smartphone, head light and walking shoes.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Watch 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.
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Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with new friends on the High Falls Trail. We'll have a surprise for each dog that attends.  $5 per a dog. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking and then put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Space is limited, registration required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Glow-N-The Dark Putt-Putt
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Try to sink a hole in one during this glowing event. Meet at Putt Putt Course.  $6 plus $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
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Your State Park Day: Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
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
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
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
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
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
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
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.
Contacts
Bryan Scott Gray
912-637-5274  Park Manager, Stephen C. Foster State Park

Craig McInvale
478-993-3053  Park Manager

Ewing & Elaine Swaney

Robert Wilson
Assistant Region Manager, Region 2 Office