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 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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  • High Falls Trading Post

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  • High Falls Mill

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  • High Falls Picnic Area

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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, Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

    Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

    07/30/2016 - 09/17/2016

    Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required.

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  • Pokemon Night Hunt

    Pokemon Night Hunt

    08/12/2016 - 08/12/2016

    Calling all Pokemon Trainers! Beginner or expert, join us for a Pokemon night hike and hunt. We will be setting up lures at some Pokestops in the park. We will also take a short hike to the falls to see what Pokemon are lurking at night. Bring your smartphone, headlight and walking shoes.

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  • Twilight Night Paddle

    Twilight Night Paddle

    08/13/2016 - 09/16/2016

    Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 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.

     

    Saturday, August 13, 2016
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, August 19, 2016
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, August 26, 2016
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, September 2, 2016
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  • Paws on the Falls

    Paws on the Falls

    08/14/2016 - 09/18/2016

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

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  • Your State Park Day: Butterfly Garden Maintenance

    Your State Park Day: Butterfly Garden Maintenance

    09/24/2016 - 09/24/2016

    Bring your garden tools and gloves and help park staff and volunteers weed, plant, and mulch our beautiful butterfly garden at the Park Office.

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  • High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers

    High Falls Spooky Halloween Volunteers

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Volunteers needed to help build campfire and pass out s'mores.

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  • Turkey Waddle Hike Volunteers

    Turkey Waddle Hike Volunteers

    11/25/2016 - 11/25/2016

    Volunteers are needed to help guide and keep the hiking group together. Volunteers need to have knowledge of the Falls View Trail and some park history.

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