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High Falls State Park

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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. 
 
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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


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High Falls State Park

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Phone
478-993-3053

Garden Maintenance and Planting
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Do 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.
Photography Workshop with Rena Johnson
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Want to learn how to take some amazing shots of gorgeous waterfalls, wildlife, lake scenes and other stunning imagery? Learn from professional and award winning photographer Rena Johnson in this hands-on photography workshop. Advanced registration required.  $75 per a person $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Jackpop Putt-Putt Tournament
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Come all yee Irish lads and lassies and join us for a wee bit of fun! After 18 holes of mini golf, there will be a prize awarded to the player with the lowest round total.  $5 per a person $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Grab your leash and bring your pooch 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. 479-993-3053.
Homeschool Thursdays - The Needs for Seeds
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
In this monthly series, we will explore nature and the Georgia's outdoors through fun and exciting activities. This mouth's theme is dedicated to pollination.  $3 per a student $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 FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
We 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 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Eggs 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 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! $5 parking. 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. $5 parking. 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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