High Falls State Park

High Falls State Park
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Park 478-993-3053


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"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. 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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,050 Acres
• 6 Yurts
• 107 Campsites — some seasonal
• Pioneer Campground
• Paddle-In Primitive Campsite (25 people)
• 650-Acre Lake
• Group Shelter (seats 125)
• 5 Picnic Shelters
• River Pavilion — for campground guests only
• Swimming Pool (fee) — seasonal
• 2 Boat Ramps

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking — 4.5 miles of trails
• Fishing
• Boat Rental — private boats allowed; 10 HP limit
• Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard & Aquacycle Rental — seasonal
• Swimming
• Geocaching
• Playground
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Dauset Trails
Golden Isles of Georgia
Indian Springs State Park
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Macon, Georgia
Oconee National Forest
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Pine Mountain, Georgia
• The Indian Springs Hotel/Museum
• The Village at Indian Springs

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Junior Ranger Spring Break Camp
10 AM - 3 PM from Apr 3, 2017 until Apr 5, 2017 
Kids 6 to 10, do you like outdoor adventures? Sign up for Summer Camp and earn your Level 1 Junior Ranger Badge. Join the Ranger and discover animals that call High Falls home, make a fishing pole and catch a fish, compete with new friends in miniature golf, and much more. Register in advance.  $50 plus $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
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Big Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 7 AM to 3 PM
Try your hand at catching a record-breaking Large Mouth Bass in our annual fishing tournament on High Falls Lake. Prizes will be awarded to the top three largest bass (by weight) caught. This tournament is open to all ages and experience levels. Register in advance. There is a 9.9 motor restriction for High Falls Lake.  $30 - $35 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Canoe Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Friday, May 5, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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Soak in High Falls Lake and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful 3-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. The ranger will give a short lesson on the history of High Falls Lake and the local ecology. Canoeing experience is recommended. This program is open to adults and children 8 years. Please bring a headlamp and wear water shoes. Reservations required.  $20 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
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Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance.  $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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4th Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Over 5,000 glowing eggs will fill the day use area for children to find. Come before the hunt for food trucks, games, and s'mores. Space is limited, registration is required.  $7 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Home School Thursday at High Falls
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
In this monthly series, we will explore science, nature and Georgia's outdoors through fun activities. This program is appropriate for elementary grades. Please call the park office to register.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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High Falls Lake Sweep
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 8 AM to 11:30 AM
Over 1.4 billion pounds of trash is washed into our oceans worldwide. Make an impact this Earth Day by joining park volunteers for a little spring cleaning of High Falls Lake and watershed. Bring your boat or borrow one of the park's to help remove trash from the shoreline and beautify the lake. Meet at the Park Office. 478-993-3053.
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Paws on the Falls
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Hey, canines! Bring your humans down to the park for a hike down the Falls View trail and meet new doggy friends. Bring your leash, water and some comfortable shoes for your biped buddy.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Paws on the Falls - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with new friends on the High Falls Trail. We'll have a surprise for each dog that attends.  $5 per dog. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Enjoy the full moon in all its splendor from the comfort of a kayak on High Falls Lake. Join the ranger for this short 2-mile paddle and learn more about the moon and star. This paddle is open to adults only with kayaking experience. Please bring a headlight and your water shoes. Register in advance.  $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, GA 30233
Butts County

Shared with Monroe County

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.178333 | W -084.020533
Located 1.8 miles east of I-75 exit #198 at High Falls Road.

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

High Falls State Park