Historic Heartland / Jackson

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Dr.
Jackson, GA 30233

478-993-3053 | 800-864-7275
  • High Falls

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  • High Falls Paddle Boats

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  • High Falls Boat Rentals

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  • High Falls Trading Post

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  • High Falls Mill

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  • High Falls Picnic Area

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  • High Falls Camping

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  • High Falls Yurt - exterior

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  • High Falls Swimming Pool

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  • High Falls Miniature Golf

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  • High Falls Yurt - Interior

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  • High Falls Playground

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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Pool

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Rentals

    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak, Paddleboat

    Site Information

    Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Help Restore the Power House

    Help Restore the Power House

    03/29/2015 - 04/26/2015

    The park recently received funds to restore and preserve the old powerhouse. If you would like to volunteer, please come to one of our work days. Please bring gloves and garden tools.

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  • Full Moon Hike

    Full Moon Hike

    04/03/2015 - 04/03/2015

    How do nocturnal animals navigate in the woods after the sun goes down? Join the park naturalist in this exciting night hike and find out how. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes.

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  • Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt

    Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt

    04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015

    Egg hunts are no longer for the day. Join us for our second annual egg hunt at 7:45 p.m. We have made it bigger with over 4,000 glowing eggs. Space is limited, and registration is required.

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  • Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers

    Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers

    04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015

    We need volunteers for our annual egg hunt. Tasks include stuffing eggs, hiding eggs, and helping passing out prizes. We have a job for everyone big and small.

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  • Paws on the Falls

    Paws on the Falls

    04/05/2015 - 04/05/2015

    Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise will be given to each dog that attends.

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  • Junior Ranger Day Camp

    Junior Ranger Day Camp

    04/08/2015 - 04/08/2015

    Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 7-12. Participants will work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance.

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  • Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling

    Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling

    04/12/2015 - 04/12/2015

    Learn how to canoe on High Falls Lake with a certified instructor. This program is for those 12 years and older who are able to swim and are new to canoeing. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Park Office.

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  • Twilight Night Paddle

    Twilight Night Paddle

    04/18/2015 - 04/18/2015

    Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three 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.

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  • Get Outdoors with Paddling 101

    Get Outdoors with Paddling 101

    06/20/2015 - 06/20/2015

    Learn the basic strokes and test your new found skills of paddling on the lake. This class is open to adults and children 8 and older. Space is limited. Registration required.

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  • High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers

    High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers

    10/31/2015 - 10/31/2015

    Volunteers are needed to help build a campfire and pass out smores.

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  • Turkey Waddle Hike

    Turkey Waddle Hike

    11/27/2015 - 11/27/2015

    Hike off that extra slice of pumpkin pie and enjoy the cool fall air during this exhilarating three mile hike. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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