Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls

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To see the six waterfalls that cause the Tallulah River to drop nearly 150 m (500 ft), visit Tallulah Gorge State Park, a 1,000 hectare (2,600 acre) wilderness area. The sprawling park surrounds a 300 m (1,000 ft) deep river gorge, considered one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia." Just above the gorge you can also see a century-old hydroelectric dam, built in 1913 to generate electricity needed to run Atlanta's streetcars. The dam activates regular white-water releases, providing opportunities for white-water rafting and kayaking. Hikers love to explore the suspension bridge, which hangs 24.4 m (80 ft) above the gorge. Stop by the interpretative visitor center if you’d like to hike to the gorge’s floor because you’ll need a permit; 100 are distributed each day. Put Tallulah Gorge State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tallulah Falls family vacation planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Highly enjoyable mildly challenging hike. My family and I were vacationing in Blue Ridge GA and made the hour or so drive to visit the Gorge. It was worth the trip. The boardwalk and stairs made the h...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Really enjoyed the visitor's center film and museum about the falls and appreciated reading about all the old hotels that used to be there. The falls were pretty but the 300+ steps down and up on a ve...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Last time I was near Tallulah Gorge was the summer of 1970 when my family was going from near Atlanta up the long scenic route to Asheville. We didn't stop at the Gorge that day because of the traffic...  more »

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