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High Falls State Park - Georgia

Updated: Feb 4

High Falls State Park is a 1,050-acre Georgia state park located near the city of Jackson in Monroe County, Georgia, part of the Macon metropolitan area. It is the site of a prosperous 19th-century industrial center, which became a ghost town when it was bypassed by the railroad. The park contains the largest waterfall in middle Georgia and a 650-acre lake.

In the early 19th century, the park's land was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, and shoe factory. However, the town, called High Falls, became a ghost town in the 1880s when it was bypassed by a major railroad. The remains of the bridge on Old Alabama Road still partially stand to offer views of the shoals below the dam. The bridge, constructed in 1890, was mostly destroyed in the flood of 1994. The park's trails offer visitors scenic views of the largest waterfall in middle Georgia on the Towaliga River, cascading over 135 feet to the base. Historic hikes lead to the foundation of the old grist mill and ruins of the old powerhouse. The park contains a 650-acre lake.


Visitor Center




The Lake








Other Amenities

Conversations/Things we learned:

This is one of the better parks in the State of Georgia Parks System. The RV campground is smaller than normal but there is plenty to do and see at this state park to include hiking along the scenic falls, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming at the park pool and lake. This is a good place for the family to stay for a weekend.

Contact Information:

Phone: (478) 993-3053


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