High Falls State Park, Jackson GA
Historic Trail, Tranquility Trail, and Falls Trail
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, GA 30233
RATES: $32 - $38
Reservations can be made for a particular site.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 1 pm/Check out at 1 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - 10 pm.
Open Year Round
MAPS: At Entry Gate
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
No antennae channels
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Swimming, fishing, Miniature Golf, and hiking. 6 Yurts and pioneer camping available
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
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High Falls State Park is located northwest of Macon, GA and named for the tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. In the 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. When the railroad bypassed the town in the 1880s, High Falls became a ghost town. The historic hike leads to the foundation of the old grist mill and the ruins of the old powerhouse.
There are two campgounds in the park. One is the lake campground and the other follows the river. The lake campground sites are in a loop and only two have a view of the lake. There are three loops on the river side. A few of the river sites can actually see the river. We stayed here in October 2018 on the river side and it was very shady and quiet.
There are three trails to hike but the Historic Trail is closed for renovations.This short traIl can be reached from the entrance road to the river campground.
The 2.5 mile Tranquility Trail can be reached from the river campground. This trail is a loop and the entrance is near the dump station or another entrance before the campground entrance. Dogs are allowed on this easy to moderate trail. There is a confusing trail exit that takes you to the campground instead of back to the falls.
The 1.5 mile Falls Trail can be reached across the road from the lake campground. This is a moderate to difficult loop and can be rocky and steep in places. The trail is heavily trafficked and dogs are welcome.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
Drive I-75 south to Exit 198.
Drive East and follow signs to park approximately 2 miles from I-75.