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HIGH FALLS STATE PARK, GA

Photo: HIGH FALLS STATE PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat May 16 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Located northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. Visitors can hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest to the remains of a 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 became a ghost town 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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

1,050 Acres
6 Yurts
103 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites -- some sections close during winter
Pioneer Campground
650-Acre Lake
Swimming Pool (seasonal, fee, privately operated)

Nearby Attractions:

Dauset Trails
Indian Springs State Park
Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site
Oconee National Forest
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramps
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Phone Only
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host Site
  • Miniature Golf
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Public Telephone
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.18111, -84.01583
33°10'52"N, 84°0'57"W

From Atlanta: Take I-75 south to Exit 198. Head East and follow signs to park. Park is approximately 2 miles from I-75. From Macon: Take I-75 north to Exit 198. Head East and follow signs to park. Park is approximately 2 miles from I-75.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HIGH FALLS STATE PARK
76 HIGH FALLS PARK DRIVE
JACKSON GA 30233

Phone Number:

Information: (478)993-3053