Located on a former 19th-century industrial center, High Falls State Park has been reimagined as a pristine outdoor recreation site. At the heart of the park is a cascading waterfall that plummets more than 135 feet down the Towaliga River. There's excellent fishing at High Falls Lake and family-friendly swimming in the park's public pool. As well as day use areas, a well-equipped campground makes High Falls popular with road-trippers looking to enjoy RV camping at state parks in Georgia.
More outdoor adventures can be found at neighboring Indian Springs State Park. Beyond enjoying the natural beauty of the region, camping at High Falls State Park offers a unique chance to discover the rich history and culture of the Peach State. Explore the park's industrial ruins or get to know historic towns like Macon and Forsyth. Looking to rent a camper near High Falls State Park? Atlanta is an easy one-hour drive away or you can browse RV rentals in nearby cities like Augusta .
High Falls Lake is one of the top fishing destinations in the state, with a bounty of hybrid and white bass to reel in. You could also find yourself with channel catfish, crappie, bluegill and bream – perfect for a fish fry back at your RV rental. Cast a line off one of the fishing docks or rent a boat and try your luck in deeper water.
While there's no swimming in the lake or river, the public pool is a great place to cool off in the summer. Alternatively, rent a kayak, canoe, standup paddleboard or rowboat and enjoy a scenic paddle around the lake. It's easy to spend a day soaking up the sunshine so why not pack supplies and enjoy lunch at one of the scenic picnic spots? If you're lucky you could snag a table overlooking the falls.
For a glimpse of the park's industrial past hike along the river's edge to the ruins of an abandoned hydroelectric power plant foundation. While High Falls boomed during its heyday in the early 1800s, it fell into disrepair after a major railroad bypassed the town and left residents high and dry. Today 4.5 miles of hiking trails wind through the forests surrounding High Falls Lake and take you to a handful of industrial ruins. You can also enjoy stunning views of the falls from one of the scenic lookouts.
Camping at High Falls State Park
High Falls offers one of the best state park RV campgrounds in Georgia, with more than 100 tent, trailer and RV sites to choose from. Some are set by the river and others clustered around the lake. The best motorhome camping sites of plenty of space and privacy, with lots of shade and tranquil forest settings. You'll also find sun-dappled sites set on grassy meadows. All feature picnic tables and firepits so don't forget your s'mores supplies.
Both standard and premium sites offer electrical hookups of up to 50 amp, as well as water hookups. You'll also enjoy creature comforts like restrooms and hot showers. Pets are welcome at when RV camping at High Falls State Park, just be sure to keep your pet leashed. Travelling with kids? Extras like the playground and miniature golf course will keep the little ones entertained for hours.
Exploring the Area
While there's plenty to keep you occupied at High Falls State Park, it's worth getting adventurous when planning to book an RV in Monroe County. Venture 15 minutes north-east and you'll find Indian Springs State Park, a 500-acre wilderness area known for mineral-rich hot springs and scenic hiking trails.
Head 35 minutes south-east and you can explore the Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, which features a beautifully preserved 19th-century Southern plantation. Birders shouldn't miss the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge and Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area, home to osprey, waterfowl and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
If you need to stock up on supplies High Falls is a 15-minute drive from Jackson. As well as grocery stores and gas stations, Jackson is also a great place to dig into Southern delicacies like peach cobbler, pecan pie, fried chicken, corn grits and pimento cheese. Macon, a 40-minute drive south-east is another popular place to pick up High Falls State Park camper rentals. The city is full of soul and offers excellent craft breweries, gorgeous historic architecture and a rich musical heritage.
For more Peach State history, enjoy a walking tour of Forsyth, a pre-Civil War town dotted with magnificent antebellum homes. Today the town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is filled with independent boutiques and farm-to-table cafes.
High Falls State Park, GA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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