Historic Heartland / Jackson

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Dr.
Jackson, GA 30233

478-993-3053 | 800-864-7275
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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


  • Paws on the Falls

    Paws on the Falls

    03/25/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Hey, canines! Bring your humans down to the park for a hike down the Falls View trail and meet new doggy friends. Bring your leash, water and some comfortable shoes for your biped buddy.

    Saturday, March 25, 2017
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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  • Junior Ranger Spring Break Camp

    Junior Ranger Spring Break Camp

    04/03/2017 - 04/05/2017

    Kids 6 to 10, do you like outdoor adventures? Sign up for summer camp and earn your Level 1 Junior Ranger Badge. Join the ranger and discover animals that call High Falls home, make a fishing pole and catch a fish, compete with new friends in miniature golf, and much more. Register in advance.

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  • Big Bass Fishing Tournament

    Big Bass Fishing Tournament

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Try your hand at catching a record-breaking largemouth bass in our annual fishing tournament on High Falls Lake. Prizes will be awarded to the top three largest bass (by weight) caught. This tournament is open to all ages and experience levels. Register in advance. There is a 9.9 motor restriction for High Falls Lake.

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  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

    Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

    04/09/2017 - 09/17/2017

    Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance.

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  • 4th Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt

    4th Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt

    04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017

    Over 5,000 glowing eggs will fill the day use area for children to find. Come before the hunt for food trucks, games, and s'mores. Space is limited; registration required.

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  • Home School Thursday at High Falls

    Home School Thursday at High Falls

    04/20/2017 - 04/20/2017

    In this monthly series, we will explore science, nature and Georgia's outdoors through fun activities. This program is appropriate for elementary grades. Please call the park office to register.

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  • High Falls Lake Sweep

    High Falls Lake Sweep

    04/22/2017 - 04/22/2017

    Over 1.4 billion pounds of trash is washed into our oceans worldwide. Make an impact this Earth Day by joining park volunteers for a little spring cleaning of High Falls Lake and watershed. Bring your boat or borrow one of the park's to help remove trash from the shoreline and beautify the lake. Meet at the Park Office.

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  • Paws on the Falls - National Trails Day

    Paws on the Falls - National Trails Day

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with new friends on the High Falls Trail. We'll have a surprise for each dog that attends.

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    06/09/2017 - 06/09/2017

    Enjoy the full moon in all its splendor from the comfort of a kayak on High Falls Lake. Join the ranger for this short 2-mile paddle and learn more about the moon and star. This paddle is open to adults only with kayaking experience. Please bring a headlight and your water shoes. Register in advance.

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