Travel along the canyon's rim trails and discover many overlooks that provide spectacular views of the park. For a daring outdoor adventure, request one of the 100 free permits that are available daily, and hike down to the floor of the gorge. Permits are required for all visitors who seek access to the gorge floor and for rock climbing and rappelling in the park.
Tallulah Gorge State Park encompasses almost 2,700 acres and facilities include 50 tent, trailer and RV campsites; a suspension bridge 80 ft. over the gorge; and a 63-acre lake with beach, picnic shelters, tennis courts, Pioneeer Camps and a gift shop. Visit the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center and enjoy exhibits which highlight the terrain and fragile ecosystem, as well as the history, of this Victorian resort town. You can also catch a film that provides you with an up close and personal view of the magnificent gorge.
For the active crowd, Tallulah Gorge offers a variety of activities that are sure to work up a sweat, including whitewater paddling (in April and November only) and biking over the 1.7 mile "Rails to Trails" path. Hikers and mountain bikers alike can push themselves to the limit on more than 20 miles of trails. For those who seek a somewhat slower pace, there's fishing, swimming, picnicking and interpretive programs.
A full variety of events are planned throughout the year, including the Tallulah Gorge Aesthetic Water Release, which offers you a unique glimpse of the Tallulah River's natural flow before a dam was built.