Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
High Falls State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 478-993-3053

Check Last Minute Availability

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. 
   High Falls State Park Business Plan

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Free wi-fi service is available at Visitor Center.

    • 1,050 Acres
    6 Yurts ($75)
    • 107 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$35) -- some sections close during winter, no cable TV service
    • Pioneer Campground ($55)
    • Paddle-In Primitive Campsite (25 people / $75 includes 5 canoes)
    • 650-Acre Lake
    • Group Shelter (seats 125, $100 - $300)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • Pavilion ($65)
    • Swimming Pool (seasonal, fee, privately operated)

    • Hiking – 4.5 miles of trails
    • Fishing -- jon boat rental
    • Boating - 2 ramps, private boats allowed, 10 horsepower limit
    • Kayak and Canoe Rental
    • Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
    • Swimming - fee, pool only, no river or lake swimming
    • Playground
    • Miniature Golf (fee)


  High Falls Lake Dock Guidelines (pdf)

Make a Reservation
View by date
Help Restore the Power House
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
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.
Batman Bat Hike
Friday, May 1, 2015 8 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out and join our naturalist for an evening hike as the woods wildlife transition to nocturnal mode. We will be on the lookout for bats waking up from their daytime slumber. Make sure to wear your bat cape and comfy walking shoes!  $5 per person $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Frog Slog
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunLearn how to identify different frogs by their calls and then search for them along the lake. Be prepared to get muddy investigating these wetland creatures. Bring flashlights, bug spray and shoes to get wet. Meet behind the pool house.  $3 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Handicapped Accessible Kids to Parks Day - Wildlife Tracking
Saturday, May 16, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
We may not always see wildlife but it is all around us. Learn how to identify wildlife evidence and make a plaster case to take home with you. Meet at Pool house.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Glow-N-The Dark Putt-Putt
Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKick your weekend off right and make some fun memories with a game of glowing Putt-Putt golf. Meet at the Putt-Putt course.  $5 per a person $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Paws on the Falls
Sunday, May 24, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Tons of FunGrab 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.
Night Hike
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out and join our park naturalist for a guided hike on the Falls Trail as we listen for critters and sounds of the night. Be sure to bring a flashlight, comfy shoes, and water. Meet at picnic shelter #4.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp 2015
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 until Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunDo you like fun and adventure? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Sign up for the Junior Ranger Summer Camp and earn your Level 1 Junior Ranger Badge. Join the Ranger and discover the animals that call High Falls home, make a fishing pole and catch a fish, build a bird house, compete with new friends in miniature golf, and much more!  $65 plus $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
National Trails Day - Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate National Trails day with a trail clean up on the Falls View Trail. Meet at Park Office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors with Paddling 101
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Tons of FunLearn 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 FunHelp 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
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 FunHike 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
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.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Dr
Jackson, GA 30233
Butts County

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.178333 | W -084.020533

Located 1.8 miles east of I-75 exit #198 at High Falls Road.

High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Dr
Jackson, GA 30233 View Details

High Falls State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
List All Parks | Reservation Questions | Reservation Types | Activities Chart | Accessibility
Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks