Here's a history lesson, kids! Did you know that in the early 1800s, the site of High Falls State Park was actually once a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel.
Then, in the 1880s, High Falls became a ghost town when a major railroad bypassed it. Now, you and your family can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation and learn all about this fascinating past! That and have a great time in the great outdoors of course!
Located northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is actually named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River.
Here, the adventure awaits with boat rental, ramps and fishing docks providing easy access to the park’s lake, known as one of Georgia’s top fishing spots too. Pretty cool! You can also enjoy geocaching, hiking, and swimming in the park's pool - perfect for those warm days!
If you want to extend your stay and stay overnight in the park , you can choose from a spacious campground or the always fun 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.
So get ready to explore the 1,050 acres that High Falls State Park has to offer!Suggest an edit
Make sure you take plenty of sun protection with you, it can get pretty warm in summer!
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.
Take a picnic! There are picnic shelters, and plenty of places that you can enjoy that great homemade lunch too!
Healthy Eating Take plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated!
Located 1.8 miles east of I-75 exit #198 at High Falls Road. GPS Coordinates
N 33.178333 | W -084.020533
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