High Falls State Park with kids

High Falls (photo courtesy of Georgia State Parks)

High Falls (photo courtesy of Georgia State Parks)

76 High Falls Park Dr
Jackson, GA

Mondays are for dreaming, and today, I’m dreaming of being out-of-doors, enjoying autumn sunshine! Late fall can provide some of the best hiking and nature walking, and if you’re living in or driving through Georgia on I-75, High Falls State Park is a beautiful place to stop and explore for an afternoon or an entire weekend!

High Falls State Park with kids:

Hike the 4.5 miles of trails, visit the waterfall on the Towaliga River, and explore the site of a grist mill (in the remains of a ghost town). High Falls also boosts a lake, picnic shelters, boating, and fishing. Canoe rentals are also available.

Throughout the month of November, check Georgia State Parks’ Leaf Watch guide (and for your summer visits, remember that there’s a seasonal swimming pool as well)!

There’s also plenty of tent, trailer, and RV camping, but if you think it’s too cold to camp this last in the season, think again! With beautiful rustic yurts, traditional camping can be extended all year long! (As you may know, I’m a big fan of yurts!)

Distance off the interstate: One mile off I-75

Hours and Admission Prices: Daytime parking fee is $5 per car.┬áIf you’re interested in visiting one of Georgia’s other state parks, such as Red Top Mountain, lodge rates have been reduced significantly for the off-season! Find a room here: http://gastateparks.org/core/item/page.aspx?s=171331.0.1.5&mode=h

Food Services: Says Georgia State Parks Public Affairs Coordinator Kim Hatcher, There’s a great Southern restaurant one exit north (Buckner’s) with some of the best fried chicken in Georgia!

Website: http://www.gastateparks.org/info/highfall/

Directions: From I-75, take Exit 198 at High Falls and go 1.8 miles east on High Falls Road.

This pit stop submitted by Kim Hatcher. Thank you, Kim! I’m always happy to promote the beauty of state parks!