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

    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

  • 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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  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

    Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

    06/04/2017 - 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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  • 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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