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Tallulah Gorge State Park

 
CLIMBING/FALCON NOTICE: Tallulah Gorge is temporarily closed to rock climbing in anticipation of nesting Peregrine Falcons. Climbing is expected to resume this June.
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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.
» Playground Notice:
 Currently, Tallulah Gorge does not have a playground on site.
"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
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573 One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly...
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Tallulah Gorge State Park

 


Phone
706-754-7981

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot.  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led 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. space is limited register in advance...  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunrise Hike
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 6:15 AM to 7:15 AM
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 6:15 AM to 7:15 AM
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Join us for an early morning hike to watch the sunrise. Bring water with you and meet at the day use area. Call ahead to reserve your spot.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Hike Bike Bash
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
We will be doing a guided hike as well as a bike ride on our paved shortline trail. You can choose to do either one of the activities or both. The hike starts at 10, lunch at noon, and biking at 1pm. We will not be providing bicycles, and all riders must wear a helmet... $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Family Paddle
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Join us for a relaxing family paddle around Tallulah Lake. Kids age 2 and up are welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 11 AM to 2:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
A series of 12 hidden gems events will will take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Click this event for details. Please sign up in advance for the events. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 9:15 PM to 11:15 PM
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
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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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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Witch's Head Hike
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
This guided hike will take you to the bottom of the dam to view the witch's head rock and enjoy a relaxing lunch. Bring lots of water, lunch and proper foot wear. Children must be 8 or older no pets. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Jail Tales Trail
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Participants will begin at the old jail house where there will be storytelling, then walk from the beginning of the Shortline Trail to a bonfire at the suspension bridge, where they'll enjoy roasting marshmallows and a hayride. The last walk beings at 8:30. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 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. Games 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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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
A Ranger led hike, starting at 11am, 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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Walk Off The Turkey with a hike
Friday, Nov 25, 2016 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. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Contacts
Brenda Cannon
706-754-7970 

Danny Tatum
706-754-7981 

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