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 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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  • High Falls

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  • High Falls Paddle Boats

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  • High Falls Boat Rentals

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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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Pool

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway



    Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak, Paddleboat

    Site Information

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

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • July 4th Programs

    July 4th Programs

    07/05/2015 - 07/05/2015

    Explore the park, discover nature, and make new friends in one of our exciting programs on this holiday weekend. Join us for a campfire and s'mores, cool off during Water Games for Kids, or cast a line during Fishing 101.

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  • Twilight Night Paddle

    Twilight Night Paddle

    07/10/2015 - 09/25/2015

    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.


    Friday, July 10, 2015
    7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

    Saturday, July 18, 2015
    7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

    Friday, July 24, 2015
    7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

    Saturday, August 1, 2015
    7:30 p.m. - 9 p.... read more

  • Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling

    Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling

    07/12/2015 - 08/16/2015

    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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  • Paws on the Falls

    Paws on the Falls

    07/19/2015 - 07/25/2015

    Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. Each dog that attends will receive a special surprise.

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  • High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers

    High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers

    10/24/2015 - 10/24/2015

    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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