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

NOTICE: Between November 30th and March 1st, the lake will be lowered for residents to perform dock repairs. Please call the park with any questions.
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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.

    • 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)
    • River Pavilion ($35) - For campground guests only. Please call or visit the park office.
    • 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
    • Aquacycle and Stand-up Paddle (SUP) Board Rental (seasonal)
    • Swimming - fee, pool only, no river or lake swimming
    • Playground
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    • Weddings (park approval required)


  High Falls Lake Dock Guidelines (pdf)

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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.
Paws on the Falls
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Grab 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.
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Garden Maintenance and Mulching
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Do you have a green thumb? If so, we need your help to lay donated mulch in our flower beds. Bring gardening tools and work gloves. 478-993-3053.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Dec 21, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 7-12. Participants will work toward earning their level one Junior Ranger Badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance.  $15 per child. Discount for multiple children. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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High Falls First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
This staff-led 1.5 mile moderate hike will take you past several scenic and historic sites including the falls, the old grist mill, and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. You will learn about the park history and the local ecology. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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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).
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