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High Falls State Park

Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 478-993-3053

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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.

$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 ($75)
• 107 Campsites ($27–$35) — some seasonal
• 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
• Swimming Pool (fee) — seasonal
• 2 Boat Ramps

Things To Do & See:

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

Nearby Attractions:

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

High Falls State Park Business Plan

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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
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Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required.  $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Introduction to Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Learn the basics of kayaking and then put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Space is limited, registration required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required.  $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Your State Park Day: Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Bring your garden tools and gloves and help park staff and volunteers weed, plant, and mulch our beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Park Office. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia
High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Volunteers needed to help build campfire and pass out s'mores. 478-993-3053.
High Falls Spooky Halloween
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Hike to the falls and roast s'mores under the moonlight! 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Turkey Waddle Hike Volunteers
Friday, Nov 25, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Nov 25, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers are needed to help guide and keep the hiking group together. Volunteers need to have knowledge of the Falls View Trail and some park history. 478-993-3053.
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.

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

High Falls State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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