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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. 
 
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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 Dr
Jackson, GA 30233
Butts County
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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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478-993-3053

Batman Bat Hike
Friday, May 1, 2015 8 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Come out and join our naturalist for an evening hike as the woods wildlife transition to nocturnal mode. We will be on the lookout for bats waking up from their daytime slumber. Make sure to wear your bat cape and comfy walking shoes!  $5 per person $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Frog Slog
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Learn how to identify different frogs by their calls and then search for them along the lake. Be prepared to get muddy investigating these wetland creatures. Bring flashlights, bug spray and shoes to get wet. Meet behind the pool house.  $3 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling
Sunday, May 3, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Learn 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.
Handicapped Accessible Kids to Parks Day - Wildlife Tracking
Saturday, May 16, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
We may not always see wildlife but it is all around us. Learn how to identify wildlife evidence and make a plaster case to take home with you. Meet at Pool house.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/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.
Memorial Weekend Twilight Paddle
Friday, May 22, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Celebrate the holiday weekend during a relaxing twilight paddle to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Advance registration require.  $15 includes boat and gear $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Glow-N-The Dark Putt-Putt
Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Kick your weekend off right and make some fun memories with a game of glowing Putt-Putt golf. Meet at the Putt-Putt course.  $5 per a person $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Paws on the Falls
Sunday, May 24, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Grab 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.
Night Hike
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Come out and join our park naturalist for a guided hike on the Falls Trail as we listen for critters and sounds of the night. Be sure to bring a flashlight, comfy shoes, and water. Meet at picnic shelter #4.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp 2015
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 until Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Do 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...  $65 plus $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
National Trails Day - Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Celebrate National Trails day with a trail clean up on the Falls View Trail. Meet at Park Office. 478-993-3053.
Towaliga River Paddle
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Join 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.
Get Outdoors with Paddling 101
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Learn 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 FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Help 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
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
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 FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Hike 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
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
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.
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

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