Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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. 
 
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Directions

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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Phone
478-993-3053

Full Moon Hike
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
How do nocturnal animals navigate in the woods after the sun goes down? Join the park naturalist in this exciting night hike and find out how. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes.  $5 plus $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. 478-993-3053.
Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Apr 5, 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.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: High Falls State Park
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 7-12. Participants will work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance.  $15 per child. Discount for multiple children. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Help Restore the Power House
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
The park recently received fund to restore and preserve the old powerhouse. If you would like to volunteer, please come to one of our work days. Please bring gloves and garden tools. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Bass Fishing Basics
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 11 PM
Presenter/Location: High Falls State Park
It has been said by many that High Falls has some of the best fishing in the state of Georgia. So grab a friend and come out to the park to learn some basic fishing tips. You will need to bring a fishing pole and tackle.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
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 gear. $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! $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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