High Falls State Park

Quick Facts

High Falls State Park

Georgia

(478) 993-3053

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Things To Do

Overview

In the early 1800s, the site 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, park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available.

This pretty park in middle Georgia is conveniently located near I-75 and makes a restful side trip for travelers. For visitor safety, swimming is allowed in the pool only, but not the river or falls. Numerous rocks submerged in the river have deep holes eroded in them, and these can easily trap or injure someone.

Map of High Falls (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.177208, -84.011878

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Activities

  • Boating

    There is a 650-Acre Lake that allows private boats with a 10 HP limit. There are two ramps for access in addition to kayak, canoe and fishing boat rental

  • Camping

    There are 103 combined tent and RV campsites both along the lake and the river. Each site has water, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The comfort station with washer/dryer.

    In addition there are six yurts available near the lake. The yurts are a circular tent 20' in diameter, 12' high featuring lattice wall support, insulation, clear dome skylight, finished pine floor, electricity, water, heat, ceiling fan & lockable doors. Has a rear deck and is furnished with frame furniture that sleeps five.

  • Fishing

    Visitors are welcome to fish on the 650 acre lake.

  • Golfing

    Miniature golf is available for visitors to enjoy.

  • Hiking

    The park is home to 4.5 miles of trail that explore the river and lake and provide scenic views of the falls.

  • Picnicking

    In addition to picnic tables throughout the park there are five picnic shelters that can be reserved for larger events. Some shelters are enclosed, but all shelters have electricity and a grill.

  • RVing

    The park has 103 combined tent and RV campsites. All RV sites have water, 30 amp minimum electrical service, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. There are no cable hook ups but a comfort station with washer/dryer. The lake campground can only accommodate motor homes up to 25 feet while the riverside campground can accommodate motor homes up to 50 feet.

  • Water Sports

    There is a privately owned seasonal swimming pool that visitors can enjoy. Swimming in the river is not allowed.

Seasonality/Weather

The day use area of the park is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Currently all river trips are postponed due to low water levels. Visitors should call ahead before making plans.

Directions

Driving

Located 1.8 miles east of I-75 exit #198 at High Falls Road

Phone Numbers

Primary

(478) 993-3053

Campground reservations

(800) 864-7275

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