Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Tallulah Gorge State Park

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   HIKING -- For visitor safety, gorge floor permits will not be issued on some dates due to water releases. See WATER FLOW below.

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.

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   Please be advised that flip flop and croc shoes are not allowed when obtaining a gorge floor permit.


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GPS Coordinates:
N 34.739750 | W -083.395233

Located on U.S. Hwy. 441 within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Ga.

Address
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
P.O. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Rabun County
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Hours of Operation
Park Hours: 8AM-Dark
Interpretive Center Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking.
Free permits required to access the gorge floor. Violators may be fined.

Phone
706-754-7981
706-754-7979
706-782-4014

Tallulah Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 1:30 PM to 6 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
This is a strenuous hike with activities including hiking down 531 stairs, jumping from rock to rock on a river crossing, climbing over boulders and over and under logs...  $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Enjoy a paddle on Tallulah Lake under a full moon. Space is limited be sure to call and reserve your spot. Children must be 8 or older and no pets. Max number of people per a canoe 2 adults and one child. Children under 15 must have an adult in their canoe.  $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Enjoy a 1.5 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.
Mulch at Tallulah Gorge State Park
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge is one of the oldest geological features in North America and one of the seven wonders of Georgia. Over 300,000 visitors hike our trails each year. Spend "Your State Parks Day" working alongside "Friends" of Tallulah Gorge spreading mulch on our trails.  Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-754-7981.
"Your State Parks Day" Geo-Caching Event
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
This official event listed on www.geocaching.com will be geared to beginning and advanced geocachers alike. Spend time learning topics such as how to use equipment, tips on seeking caches, geocaching etiquette, and details of Georgia Parks' series of caches...  Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park Event. 706-754-7981.
Jail Tales Trails
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Participants will walk from the beginning of the Shortline Trail to a bonfire at the suspension bridge, and they'll enjoy s'mores, storytelling and a hayride. The last walk beings at 8:30. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
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. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Walk Off The Turkey
Friday, Nov 28, 2014 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/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.
Website  gastateparks.org/info/tallulah
Contacts
Brenda Cannon
706-754-7970 

Danny Tatum
706-754-7981 

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