Tallulah Gorge State Park

NOTICE: Beginning January 18, 2017 gorge floor permits will not be issued due to a dam maintenance project. This will remain into effect until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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» Hiking Notice:
› For animals' safety, pets are not allowed on the gorge floor or on any trail accessing the gorge. Leashed pets are welcome on rim trails.
» Gorge Floor Permits:
› Free permits are required to access the gorge floor and can be obtained at the Interpretive Center. Visitors must wear proper footwear—no flip-flops or Crocs. Permits will not be issued after 4 p.m. (3 p.m. during daylight savings time).
Permits limited to 100 per day. On busy days, permits often run out early in the morning. Permits are not transferable.
› Groups of 20 can get permits on Saturday and Sunday only. Groups of 30 can get permits Monday through Friday only. To protect the natural resource, no groups larger than 30 are allowed.
› Weather and water flow conditions can restrict gorge floor access.
"Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring beauty or daring adventures with a glimpse into the past at Tallulah Gorge State Park, where the Tallulah River flows through rugged terrain to carve a complex 1,000 foot geologic formation and five spectacular waterfalls which provide habitat for many unique species."

One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10-mile trail.

Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. The persistent trillium, monkey-face orchid and green salamander are protected species found within the gorge. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage of rock climbers and kayakers. A gift shop offers snacks, jewelry, toys, books, walking sticks, clothing and more.

Website
gastateparks.org/info/tallulah

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.739750 | W -083.395233
From Atlanta: I-85 north to I-985 (I-985 turns into 365), 365 to 441 North, 441 to Tallulah Gorge. Follow signs to interpretive center to Jane Hurt Yarn Drive.
From North Carolina: Highway 441 South to Tallulah Falls.


Address
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
P.O. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Rabun County
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Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
P.O. Box 248
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Phone
706-754-7981
706-754-7979

Senior Ranger Wednesdays
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 8 AM to 9:30 AM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Join us to learn more about Tallulah Gorge and the great outdoors. Each day will focus on a different topic, including geology, the history of the area, birding, and wildflower and tree identification. Please dress for the weather. Call to reserve your spot. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunset Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Join us at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center as we celebrate Easter with crafts, popcorn, and an egg hunt at sunset. For children ages 0-12 $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunset Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to our highest point in the park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge. Bring water for this moderate, 1 mile hike. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 9 PM to 11 PM
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Twilight Paddle
Sunday, May 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Join us for a relaxing, ranger-led paddle around Tallulah lake as the sun sets. This is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Monday, May 29, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Go-pher Camp
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 8 AM to 3 PM
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 8 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 8 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Kids ages 7-12 can come for our gopher camp program where they will work on earning their Jr Ranger badges through different daily activities. Pack a lunch and come dressed for the weather. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot.  $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Solar Eclipse Festival
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Come watch a total solar eclipse at our park which will be in the direct path of seeing a total eclipse. The total eclipse has not happened in the United State of America since 1979. The event will take place in the helicopter pad (field) next to the campground. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Park visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes... $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Walk Off The Turkey with a hike
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Take a guided hike through the gorge floor to work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. This hike is strenuous and involves climbing over and under rocks and logs, jumping from rock to rock, and possibly getting your feet wet. Participants must be 10 or older, no pets allowed...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera you can take your own photos with Santa. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Holiday Camp
Monday, Dec 18, 2017 8 AM to 3 PM
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 8 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 8 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Children grades kindergarten through 5th can join rangers on hikes, Jr Ranger activities, crafts and much more for holiday fun the week before Christmas. Please call to make a reservation for your child.  $75 per a child for the week. 706-754-7981.
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Contacts
Brenda Cannon
706-754-7970 

Danny Tatum
706-754-7981