Park (706) 754-7981
Camping (706) 754-7979
Picnic Shelters (706) 782-4014

FACILITIES AVAILABLE for November 11-14:
There are no available facilities for this upcoming weekend.

(as of November 9, 2010 - updates are posted on Tuesday)



NOTICE - DAM REPAIR:  Whitewater and aesthetic water releases for 2010 have been canceled due to dam repairs.  As a result, water flow will be as normal.  Visitors planning to hike to the gorge floor should call ahead to ensure that permits are available.


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, but not exploring the rim trails. 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.


Park Hours: 8AM-Dark.
Interpretive Center Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking
www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/TallulahGorge


FACILITIES:
*Indicates operation by Georgia Power; Friends discount is not honored at Georgia Power operations.

  • 2,739 Acres
  • 63-Acre Lake with Beach* (Swimming closed due to low water levels.)
  • 50 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites*
  • Backcountry Adirondack Shelter ($13)
  • Picnic Shelter* ($60)
  • Pioneer Campground ($40)
  • Interpretive Center & Film
  • Gorge Overlooks
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Tennis Courts*
  • Picnic Tables*
  • Gift Shop

 


ACTIVITIES:

 


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.


NOTICE: Due to access restrictions on private property, the original Sliding Rock Trail is closed. Sliding Rock pool is accessed by hiking the Hurricane Falls staircase. GORGE FLOOR PERMIT REQUIRED.


PERMITS:

  • Free permits are required to access the gorge floor and can be obtained at the Interpretive Center. Visitors must wear proper footwear to obtain a permit -- no flip-flops or crocs. Permits will not be issued after 4 p.m.
  • Permits limited to 100 per day. On busy days, permits may run out early in the morning. Permits are not transferable.
  • Groups of 20 can get permits on Saturday and Sunday only. Groups of 30 can get permits Monday through Friday only. To protect the natural resource, no groups larger than 30 are allowed.
  • Weather and water flow conditions can restrict gorge floor access.

 


HUNTING:

  • 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.

 


WATER FLOW:

  • On a typical day, the water flow through the gorge is 35-40 CFS (cubic feet per second). During aesthetic releases, the flow is 200 CFS, and during whitewater releases, the flow is 500 CFS on Saturday and 700 CFS on Sunday.
  • 2010 Water Release and Whitewater Boating Schedule

 








NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

 

Address/Directions
Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
Tallulah Falls , GA 30573

 


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.739750 | W 083.395233


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

 
 
 
 
By Jamie Rivera 11/13/2010 11:24:00