High Falls State Park

"Marvel at the tallest cascading waterfall south of Atlanta at High Falls State Park, where you can revel in nostalgic recreational pastimes, investigate a rich cultural timeline and natural backdrop, while you throw a line in High Falls Lake which is recognized as one of the nation’s top family fishing destinations."

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.

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.

Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities

  • 1,050 Acres
  • 650 Acre Lake
  • 6 Yurts
  • 106 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites, some seasonal
  • 1 Pioneer Campground (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
  • 1 Paddle-In Primitive Campsite (sleeps 25)
  • 1 Group Shelter (seats 125. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
  • 5 Picnic Shelters (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
  • High Falls swimming pool unavailable for 2024 summer season – The 50-year old pool at High Falls State Park is in need of substantial infrastructure repairs. The pool will be closed for the 2024 summer season while plans can be developed to provide an improved experience for park visitors.
  • 2 Boat Ramps
  • 2 Playgrounds (1 in the Main Day-Use area, 1 in the River Campground C Loop for registered campers)

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