Georgia Summer Adventures: High Falls State Park

High Falls State Park

Georgia summers revolve around water; understandably so, because we need to cool off from this humid summer heat. One way Georgia residents cool off in the summer is by going for a swim at the bottom of High Falls.

High Falls State Park

Located in Jackson, north of Macon, High Falls is a cascading waterfall on the Towaliga River. The state park offers boat rental, ramps and fishing docks on the park’s 650-acre lake as well as 100 campsites and 6 yurts that can be rented out. Hike the 4.5 miles of trails along the river’s edge. The trails will take you to remains of the foundation of the old grist mill and ruins of the old powerhouse; this area was a prosperous industrial town in the early 1800s, but fell to ruins when a major railroad bypassed it. You’ll make your way down past the 135 foot waterfall, the largest waterfall in middle Georgia. At the base of the falls, you’ll find people taking a dip in the isolated pools formed by the river’s rocks.



What’s your favorite summer activity? Let me know in the comments!


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