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 .
Tallulah Gorge State Park Reviews
After passing the area a few times I made this my destination last week. I wanted an early start since it was supposed to be a hotter day. I was able to complete the loop to see all of the lookout are... more »
We walked to the first bridge and the views were worth it. I was 17 weeks pregnant so it's not too strenuous, but I HIGHLY recommend bringing lots of water. more »
Awesome Georgia State Park. So much to see and do. Takes more than a day just to drive through and see what is available. The visitor center alone requires a day. Properly hiking the trails would probably take a week. The accommodations are fantastic and the staff are impeccable. I've visited here many times but not nearly often enough. I'm not sure I'll live long enough to see and partake of all that is here.
We loved our short trip to Tallulah Gorge! Now my family wants to camp there and we can't wait. The interpretive center was very cool too. My 4 year old loved trying to spot all the animals listed. We did a short hike around the rim, down the stairs, and back up the stairs. Your legs will feel it but totally worth it! We will be back to this state park.
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