High Falls State Park

High Falls State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
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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Canoe Twilight Paddle
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Aug 4, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 7:15 PM to 8:45 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, Jul 30, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 19, 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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Kayaking 101
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Ever wanted to go kayaking but didn't know how? Now is your chance! Take a short lesson from our ranger and get a free one hour rental to test your skills. Reservations required. Call park office to register.  $20 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Movies under the Stars
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Aug 11, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Paddle & Stars
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Learn more about the stars and the moon from your kayak seat in this night paddle on High Falls Lake. After the paddle, peek into one of the Flint River Astronomy Club’s telescopes to see plants and stars up close. The program is open to adults only with kayaking experience. Reservations required. Call park office to register.  $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Tadpole School
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Join our new monthly nature class for little. This nature class leads little ones to explore some big ideas with help from parents and the Park Naturalist. bring your polliwogs out to shelter #4 for a morning of learning natures way. Appropriate for ages 2 - 5.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Trunk-or-Treat at the Park
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Celebrate Halloween at High Falls State Park in our second annual community Trunk-or-Treat at the Park. Along with Trunk-or-Treat, have fun by sliding down inflatables, playing a round of Glow-N-Dark Putt Putt, paint a pumpkin to take home, grab dinner at a food truck, enter our costume contest, dress up like a fireman, and more. Ticket Required.  $6.50 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