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Tallula Gorge State Park - Georgia

Updated: Dec 24, 2023

Tallulah Gorge State Park is a 2,689-acre Georgia state park adjacent to Tallulah Falls, Georgia, along the county line between Rabun and Habersham Counties. The park surrounds Tallulah Gorge, a 1,000-foot deep gorge formed by the action of the Tallulah River, which runs along the floor of the gorge. The major attractions of the gorge are the six waterfalls known as the Tallulah Falls, which cause the river to drop 500 feet over one mile.

Tallulah Gorge is bounded upstream by a hydroelectric dam operated by Georgia Power. Normally, the river flows much lower than the historical flow. Large releases of water are typically scheduled for kayaking and whitewater rafting on the first two weekends of April and the first three weekends of November. Additional aesthetic water releases are scheduled for weekends in the spring and fall to allow visitors to see what the natural flow of the river would look like in the gorge.

Conversations/Things we learned:

This is one of the better state parks in Georgia and it offers several amenities. Those include:

  • 50 tent, trailer, RV campsites

  • Backcountry Adirondack shelter

  • Interpretive center and film

  • Gorge overlooks

  • Suspension bridge

  • 63-acre (25 ha) lake with beach (seasonal)

  • 2 picnic shelters

  • Tennis courts

  • Pioneer campground

  • Gift shop

The hike down the well designed stairs to the suspension bridge and waterfalls is steep and difficult, but worth it. The Interpretive Center is beautiful and the exhibits rival those you see at a national park.

This park is one you plan a weekend at and go out of your way to visit.

Contact Information:

338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive

Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

Rabun County

Phone: (706) 754-7981



Interpretive Center




Hurricane Falls Staircase to Bridge/Waterfalls



Videos of falls

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