Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area

3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd.
Helen, GA 30545

  • Anna Ruby Falls

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Located in the Chattooga Ranger District, these twin waterfalls from Curtis Creek (150 feet) and York Creek (50 feet) merge to form Smith Creek. These falls are reached by a scenic half-mile interpretive trail that parallels Smith Creek and ends a the base of the falls.

The 0.15-mile Lion's Eye interpretive trail near the visitor center and craft shop is available for persons with visual and physical disabilities. It is one of the most visited waterfalls in North Georgia.

Picnic areas and hiking trails as well as visitor center and gift shop are on the premises.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    16 and older $3.00

    Under 16 $0.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Geology/Natural Communities Program at Anna Ruby Falls

    Geology/Natural Communities Program at Anna Ruby Falls

    08/19/2018 - 08/19/2018

    Geologist, Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia and Biogeographer Dr. Leslie Edwards, co-author of Natural Communities of Georgia, will present a slide talk, followed by a book signing and a walk along the trail at Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center. There will be a table of hands-on information and activities for guests not attending the program. Pre- registration required. Please call 706-878-3574 for more information.

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