Northeast Georgia Mountains / Tallulah Falls

Tallulah Gorge State Park

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

706-754-7981 | 800-864-7275
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One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10-mile trail. Exhibits in the park's Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage of rock climbers and kayakers.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails, Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Site Information

    Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted

    Special Tags

    Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Pick up the Park - Your State Parks Day

    Pick up the Park - Your State Parks Day

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Enjoy a day at the park with other volunteers as we work on cleaning up the park. Meet at the Interpretive Center before heading out to a designated area to add your personal touch.

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  • Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

    10/05/2017 - 12/03/2017

    Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Call to register.

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 
    7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 
    7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Sunday, December 3, 2017 
    6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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  • Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    Trunk or Treat for Halloween

    10/31/2017 - 10/31/2017

    Park visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes.

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  • Whitewater-Watching Hike

    Whitewater-Watching Hike

    11/04/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Join us for a ranger-led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register.

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  • Walk Off The Turkey with a Hike

    Walk Off The Turkey with a Hike

    11/24/2017 - 11/24/2017

    Take a guided hike through the gorge floor to work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. This hike is strenuous and involves climbing over and under rocks and logs, jumping from rock to rock, and possibly getting your feet wet. Participants must be 10 or older, no pets allowed. Call to register.

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  • Christmas at the Gorge

    Christmas at the Gorge

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera, you can take your own photos with Santa.

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