We want to provide you with many experiences when you visit one of our cabins for rent. Today we will tell you about the Tallulah Gorge and all of the attractions associated with it. Consider visiting Tallulah Gorge State Park during you next stay at on of our Helen cabin rentals.
The Tallulah Gorge is a gorge formed by the Tallulah River cutting through the Tallulah Dome rock formation. The gorge is approximately 2 miles long and features rocky cliffs up to 1,000 feet high. Through it, there are a series of 6 falls known as Tallulah Falls. The Tallulah Gorge is located next to the town of Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Tallulah Gorge State Park protects much of the gorge and its waterfalls. The gorge is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.
Just above the falls is Tallulah Falls Lake, created in 1913 by a hydroelectric dam built by Georgia Railway and Power (now Georgia Power) in order to run Atlanta’s streetcars. The days when water is released are very popular for recreation, such as kayaking and whitewater rafting.
Tallulah Gorge State Park is a vast 2,689 acre stretch of land located on the Appalachian Trail in the scenic North Georgia Mountains. The gorge is over 1,000 feet deep and two miles long and is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern United States.
Archery: Tallulah is one of the only state parks in Georgia that has a free archery range for guests to enjoy. Feel free to bring your own gear instead of renting and practice your aim out in the wilderness for a day of priceless fun.
Hiking & Biking: More than 20 miles of trails of varying difficulty can be found throughout Tallulah State Park. The easiest is the Shortline Trail, a paved path that is accessible for strollers, bicycles, roller blades, and more. For more advanced mountaineers, head to the North and South Rim Trails and challenge yourself to a tougher trek. Just be sure to wear appropriate clothing for the time of year.
Geocaching: This new phenomenon merges nature with technology and creates a fun-filled adventure for guests. Using a handheld GPS system, you can participate in a new-age treasure hunt right in the State Park. Just look for a small gift that a previous park-goer has left behind, and in return, leave something for the next family. Each time you find a treasure, be sure to sign the virtual logbook to share your experience.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hikes: In the summertime, guests can enjoy a captivating night hike to see the park under the stars. This mile-long walk takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge, and along the rim of the gorge, lit by the glow of the moon. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Full Moon Lake Paddle: For another relaxing night time activity, you can enjoy a leisurely paddle around Tallulah Lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature.
Gorge Floor Hike: In May, guests can explore the stunning gorge firsthand with a ranger-led gorge floor hike. First you’ll travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Feel free to wear your swimsuit and cool off in the natural slide.
A ParkPass is required for all vehicles. Price for ParkPasses are not included with the reservation. Overnight guests pay only one ParkPass fee for the duration of their stay. The daily ParkPass is valid at all state parks visited the same day and is not valid at state historic sites.
ParkPass fees are as follow:
1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13-30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.
For information on our park rules and reservation policies please visit our website http://gastateparks.org/thingstoknow. Rules and regulations are posted at site offices and must be observed by all guests and their visitors.
PET RULES: 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.
For more information visit the Georgia State Parks website.