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Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Tallulah Gorge State Park Waterfall II © Stacey Brown
Tallulah Gorge State Park Bottom of Gorge © Stacey Brown
Tallulah Gorge State Park WaterfallII © Stacey Brown
Tallulah Gorge State Park Larger look at bridge © Stacey Brown
Tallulah Gorge State Park Waterfall IV © Stacey Brown
Tallulah Gorge State Park Bridge © Stacey Brown
This bridge crosses the gorge.
Tallulah Gorge State Park River Bed II © Stacey Brown
Tallulah Gorge State Park Waterfall © Stacey Brown
Tallulah Gorge State Park Tallulah Gorge © Stacey Brown
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338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
Tallulah Falls, Georgia   30573

Phone: 706-754-7970
Reservations: 706-754-7979
One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a free permit (limit 100 per day) to hike down to the gorge floor. A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls.

Exhibits in the park?s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. Additionally, an award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge.

Permits are required for all people accessing the gorge floor or rock climbing/rappelling. The only approved trail for entering or leaving the gorge floor is the Hurricane Falls staircase. Both the Hurricane Falls staircase and gorge floor are very strenuous. Trails entering or exiting the gorge, as well as those on the gorge floor, are very strenuous. Visitors with health problems should not attempt to climb these trails. Children MUST be closely supervised at all times.

Tallulah Gorge State Park is operated by a public-private partnership with Georgia Power Company. Many facilities, including the campground, are operated by Georgia Power rather than the Department of Natural Resources.
During deer hunting season (Sept. 11 - Jan. 1) Stoneplace Trail permits will not be issued until after 10 a.m. and hikers/bikers are encouraged to wear reflective orange.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 7 will never go again by psndalton
park review stars; one to five have gone to alot of state parks but this was the most annoying. We had a man pull up our camper and then he was leaving after he set it up for us.Within 30 mins. after being there,the park host came up and stated,very rudely,that he had to be out in the next 5 mins.So he left without finishing the setup. We have always set up a tent with our camper with no complains. Our grandkids love it.The camp host saw us setting it up and said nothing that day! Early next day the camp host inform us,rudely again,that we had to take it down or pay an extra 18.00 a night.We were already paying 20.00 a night for camper. The camp host came back in about 30 mins. and said we could keep it up but not sleep in it.We agreed.So 3 grandmothers and 5 grandkids slepted in camper.We left tent up and stored extra clothes in the air mattresses in there for grandkids to play their games.We were doing what we were told very rudely to do.That night a severe storm came and the sheets we had left and one the air mattress got wet. We were told that we would be checked on making sure no one was sleeping in tent.The day after the storm new host came,Francis,came and told us she had went back on the files and that we had to get the tent down now and we why were the air mattresses still up and why were we drying sheet.The storm was last night.She was very condensing and spoked very rudly.We spoke nice and took tent down and I even after 10 that night went to her camper and informed her that someone had left hot water running cause they couldnt turn it off.She wasnt a happy camper! This was a camping trip from --. The only good thing was the new friends we made.Try sleeping in a camper with 3 old women and 5 young kids! We did it.We arrived Friday but 1 adult and 3 kids went home Wed. because of all of this.You did have a great playground!I have never been so rudely treated in all my camping adventures.I myself had seen camp host get on people for petty things.I know rules are to be honor but come-.Some of us had to stay the whole time cause the man who was pulling us back would not be able to come back untill Fri.TGIF.
February 16 Awesome by JD Smith
park review stars; one to five What a beautiful place!
September 13 tallulah falls by pookie bear
park review stars; one to five It was great, ive never seen something so beautiful.
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Area Campgrounds
Mr Bud's Camp Ground
7796 Georgia 197
Clarkesville, GA
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For animals' safety, pets are not allowed on the gorge floor or on any trail accessing the gorge. Leashed pets are still allowed on rim trails.

Located on U.S. Hwy. 441 within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Ga.

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