High Falls State Park March 2015

Location: Jackson, Georgia

Webpage: Georgia State Park

General Description: Home of the largest waterfall and cascades in middle Georgia, High Falls State Park is at the location of the ghost town, High Falls, which was an industrial center with a grist mill, powerhouse, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, and shoe factory until it was bypassed by the railroad in the 1880s.  Today, High Falls State Park is a 1050 acres with a 650 acre lake.  There are hiking trails along the Towaliga River to the remains of the grist mill and powerhouse or along the hills of middle Georgia.  Campers can take advantage of 107 sites, made up of tent sites and RV sites.  Most of the RV sites are back-in sites with water and electricity (30 amp), but there are a few pull-through sites for larger RVs with 50 amp electricity.

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Impressions:

1) Our first impression of the campgrounds was whether we were on the correct road with no easy way to turn around pulling a 35 foot fifth wheel.  The campgrounds are across the highway from the park offices where you register or shop in their small country store.  Except for their original sign on US 29, there are no signs for the campgrounds and you are traveling down a steep, narrow road that does lead straight into the campgrounds.

2) The campgrounds are beautifully maintained with paved roads and sites scattered throughout the woods.  We were able to choose a very nice pull-through site that was very easy to get in and out of.  The site looked out over a small drainage creek towards the central part of the campground with a nice wooden fence and picnic table.

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3)  The bathrooms were kept clean every day and were relatively new.

4) The park personnel were very friendly, especially one volunteer that we met while she was making her morning walk.  She told us about volunteering opportunities in this and other Georgia state parks.

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