Supported by a local Friends chapter and located northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. Boat rental, ramps and fishing docks provide easy access to the park’s lake, known as one of Georgia’s top fishing spots for hybrid and white bass. Overnight visitors can choose from a spacious campground or 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. During summer, guests may cool off in the park’s swimming pool. Visitors can hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest to the remains of a hydroelectric power plant foundation. In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls fell from prosperity in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it. Today, the park is a popular camping destination and a relaxing side trip for travelers on I-75.
High Falls State Park
Special Story - Your Park, Your Volunteers
When it comes to the preservation and support of their park, this group of volunteers is the only ones qualified for the job. Friends of High Falls volunteers have one mission – to make your experience at High Falls State Park so great it will be the first on your list of “where to go” for future vacations or weekend outing. The fearless leaders of Friends of High Falls consist of, Chairperson Lee Williams, Vice Chair Bratson Matson, Secretary Erica Cameron, and Ms. Evellyn Chappell as the Treasurer.
These four people...