High Falls State Park

State: Georgia

Address 1: 76 High Falls Park Dr

City: Jackson

Zip: 30233

Phone: 912-994-5080

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 103

Camp URL: http://www.gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?locationid=31&rtype=2&s=

Full Hook: Yes

About: In the early 1800s, the site was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it. Today, park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in middle Georgia is conveniently located near I-75 and makes a restful side trip for travelers.

For visitor safety, swimming is allowed in the pool only, but not the river or falls. Numerous rocks submerged in the river have deep holes eroded in them, and these can easily trap or injure someone.

* 1,050 Acres
* 650-Acre Lake
* 103 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites — some sections close during winter
* 6 Yurts
* 5 Picnic Shelters
* Screened Group Shelter (seats 125)
* Pioneer Campground
* Swimming Pool (seasonal, fee, privately operated)
* GeoCaching
* Hiking – 4.5 miles of trails
* Fishing
* Boating – 2 ramps, private boats allowed, 10 horsepower limit
* Kayak, Canoe and Fishing Boat Rental
* Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
* Miniature Golf
* Swimming – pool only, no river swimming

Directions: Located 1.8 miles east of I-75 exit #198 at High Falls Road.