High Falls State Park

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StaceyB757
Virginia Beach, VA75 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Cozy, quiet and rustic campground with great woodsy pull through spots for RV's. It's a really pretty park with a few short hiking trails. Great for 1-2 nights. There is no camp store or firewood for sale- but there is a little store just before the park entrance that sells wood. The bathrooms and showers are really clean and they have a washer/dryer ($2.00 each per load). The trail along the river takes about an hour - with great views and the sound of the waterfall. There are a lot of roots/rocks so wear good walking shoes. It's very safe- the ranger and sheriff both drive through a few times each day/night.
Written April 21, 2022
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eagledress85
Georgia76 contributions
Mar 2022
My daughter and I walked the trail with her dog. The trail is definitely not accessible to strollers. I also wouldn't recommend young children unless you are willing to carry them for most of it. The trail was marked well, but there were some areas with tree roots, rocks, and some areas where you needed long legs to get down a few steps. Otherwise, it was a nice little hike and the falls were beautiful. There is a $5 parking fee, which was fine. There is a camping area in the park which seemed to have a lot of amenities, but we didn't use them.
Written March 31, 2022
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Lifetraveler1
Atlanta, GA1,284 contributions
Feb 2022
I really like photographing waterfalls. High Falls State Park is someplace I escape to with my camera, when it rains heavily on one day and is sun shine the next. Because Lake Jackson aggressively spills over its dam and make a powerful cascading waterfall.

The park itself has a small entrance parking fee of less than $10 per vehicle. Walk in people do not have to pay a fee. It has several trails for hiking, picnic areas, a restroom facility and gazebos that can be rented out for special occasion. If you have a State of Georgia Park Pass, then parking is free.

Distance from Atlanta- about 50 minutes right down I-75. Distance from Macon is about 40 minutes. The park is close enough to I-75 (about two miles down the road), that if you are just passing through, you can stop and have a picnic and walk around, without interrupting your travel schedule too much. Bring your food with you though, there aren't a lot of places to grab a bite nearby.

There are photographs already here that show you what the waterfall normally looks like. The ones I am posting show you how it looks after a heavy rain. The splash of the water and the roaring crashing of the waves is awesome.

Enjoy and come check out High Falls State Park, especially a day after heavy rains.
Written February 6, 2022
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kjshattuck
Middleburg, FL4 contributions
Sep 2021
The Campground & sites were beautiful. The campsite was level with electric & water. The trails and visiting the Falls was fantastic. It was extremely humid while we were there. We live in Florida so when I say extreme ... The staff on duty was friendly & helpful. I gave 4 stars because we had no (ATT) cell service. If your good with no cell or WiFi, give it 5 stars.
Written September 22, 2021
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Jim C
Bogart, GA467 contributions
Jul 2021
Lake Jackson overflows down a 25' fall that is about 350' long, worth seeing. Very small campground for but well kept park facilities.
Written July 25, 2021
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ChristusG
Florida674 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We stopped here for a picnic lunch as we were heading up 75 towards TN. It was a very nice place to picnic and stretch our legs. Open green spaces, restrooms, pretty falls.
Written June 21, 2021
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Silver_Queen
Istanbul, Turkey9 contributions
May 2021
For those wanting to get down in the river (for wading, swimming or fishing purposes): They've sadly blocked off access to the dam and the first waterfall on the river. They have signs posted warning that trespassers will be prosecuted. However, if you're willing to hike a bit, you can find plenty of lovely, secluded, accessible spots to take a dip.

On the north side of the river, you'll see a trail head right next to the bridge. It only takes a few minutes of easy hiking to reach a point where the trail becomes less well-trod and the fences disappear. The trail after this point requires some scrambling over rocks, hopping over creeks and squeezing through narrow areas with thorny vegetation on each side. At many points there are very secluded accesses to the river, including one that comes out just across from the fishing area at the Old Power House on the river's other bank. I can't promise the rangers won't come down that far and fine you for being in the water, but there were many fisherman and waders when I was there a couple of days ago.

On the river's south side, there seem to be multiple points of access from Towaliga River Drive. The road is closed to non-campers' vehicles, but can be walked down.

For those just wanting to fish from the bank: If you go down the road past the Dollar General, there's a fishing area with parking (follow the sign for Old Power House & Fishing Area). It's only accessible between 7 AM and sunset. There are a few benches, one picnic table and a grill. We got there at 7 and grabbed the table, and by 7:30 others were already showing up. There are some monster bass in that area but they seem pretty wary. My dad was able to catch a pretty good-sized one but it took him all day.
Written May 31, 2021
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Mike S
Elko, GA1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Couples
Easy access from I-75 great campsites! Beautiful lake to paddle board in. Entire park has multiple things to do! Rentals to hiking!
Written April 18, 2021
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cmharrison1970
Valdosta, GA313 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
My husband & I stayed for a couple of nights. The campsites & restrooms are well maintained. Plenty of fishing opportunities. Hiking trails nearby.
Written March 4, 2021
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Bchgrl9
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA1,105 contributions
Nov 2020
We stopped to look at the falls and walked along the path across the street. It was a short but nice visit and good to get out of the car.
Written November 16, 2020
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