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. Make Tallulah Gorge State Park a part of your Tallulah Falls vacation plans using our Tallulah Falls online tour itinerary maker.
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  • In this state park, you can walk along the North and South Rim trail, there are several overlook, you can see some views, see some water falls, and there is a swinging bridge, it has a few hundred... 
    In this state park, you can walk along the North and South Rim trail, there are several overlook, you can see some views, see some water falls, and there is a swinging bridge, it has a few hundred...  more »
  • Outstanding hiking with unbelievable views, walk down to the gorge first, lots and lots of stairs, so get the hard part out of the way then walk the rim,. wear comfortable shoes, the rim trail is... 
    Outstanding hiking with unbelievable views, walk down to the gorge first, lots and lots of stairs, so get the hard part out of the way then walk the rim,. wear comfortable shoes, the rim trail is...  more »
  • Lovely place. However, if you decide to walk down to the suspension bridge or to the base of the falls, it is very taxing. Steps all the way down but remember, you have to walk back up as well. The....  more
    Lovely place. However, if you decide to walk down to the suspension bridge or to the base of the falls, it is very taxing. Steps all the way down but remember, you have to walk back up as well. The....  more »
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  • The staff was absolutely wonderful. They were extremely helpful and polite. The guest center was a good place for kids to learn about the local environment/wildlife. Gift center had some cool items for everyone. The park its self was clean and easy to navigate. The crew there keeps great trails and clearly marks them with paint spots, tree markers, and ground based signs. Cant beat that.
  • Cannot tell you all enough how much we love Tallulah Gorge State Park. I've had all 3 of my kids begin their camping adventures here. There is a Park on property the kids love. The loop through the camp grounds make for a nice short walk which the kiddos loved. The north rim trail for Tallulah gorge is accessible from the camp grounds. Clayton is just minutes away for excellent vineyards, diners, distilleries, etc. If you're in a pinch a dollar general is also close by and has a surprising amount of things you might need. All in all we love this site and have already stayed 3x but intend to revisit many many more.
  • This is a beautiful park that serves as a true asset to Georgia. There are indeed many stairs, but they're likely doable for any person who is in pretty good shape. It's a good idea to wear comfortable sneakers or hiking boots as well as to bring plenty of water and snacks. The trees were inevitably a bit bare due to it being the winter season. It would probably be ideal to visit in the fall or spring, when colors are a lot more vibrant. However, the scenery was nonetheless very pretty. Parking costs $3.75 for military.
  • Great place to spend the day! Staff is amazing, views spectacular plus the gift shop is the BEST! Something for everyone in the gift shop Stop in and eat at Main Street Grill & BBQ located across the street, you won’t be disappointed in anything you eat! The park is a beautiful place to take the family, the significant other or just spend some time alone and find yourself. The water releases are definitely something you don’t want to miss! This is a place you can enjoy any season of the year. Best state park hands down in the area. Lots of camping. Private cabin rentals nearby. Trout fishing nearby plus the lovely lakes of Rabun County all right here in the wonderful county I call home and have called home since the day I was born😃 A lot to do and see in Tallulah Falls plus nearby!
  • We spent a beautiful morning hiking and climbing the many stairs at Tallulah Gorge. The views are incredible. The stairs are tough if you aren't used to doing that type of workout. There's a gift shop, restrooms and plenty of parking. Pets are not permitted as they can get hurt on the stairs where their paws can go through. We took our pets...but carried them the entire way. It's long but has several places to stop and rest. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with any health conditions. But if you love to hike and are up for a challenge this is a must!

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