High Falls State Park, Georgia

We came across this lovely state park quite by accident.  We were travelling northbound on I75 in a mini convoy, my sister and her husband were in front with their truck and trailer.  We were just coming into a small community called Locust Grove about five miles from exit 212 when the traffic started getting very thick.  Suddenly, while in the slow lane my sisters vehicle pulled onto the shoulder and stopped.  I quickly followed suit and pulled over in front of them.  Turns out the truck died and after a brief diagnosis we determined it needed towing and fixing.

Of course, being mid day on a Saturday help was far away.  We decided that we would need a place to stop for the night, possibly two so Colleen began the search.  With it being (which we had no clue) Spring Break, all the nearby campgrounds were full.  Luckily this state park had a couple of spots left which we snapped up, even though we would have to backtrack about fourteen miles.  I drove our trailer there, leaving my sister and her husband on the 75, found the park, dropped our trailer and went back for theirs.

Of course their truck could not be looked at till the Monday so we proceeded to enjoy a somewhat sunny and warm weekend in Georgia for two days at this beautiful state park.  A little about the park from their site;

Located just off exit 198 on the I75 going through Georgia.  High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. Boat rental, ramps and fishing docks provide easy access to the park’s lake, known as one of Georgia’s top fishing spots for hybrid and white bass.  Visitors can hike along the river’s edge and through hilly forest to the remains of a hydroelectric power plant foundation. In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls fell from prosperity in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it.

If you are seeking a destination within this area why not try this park.  Check them out HERE and see for yourself.  Their address is 76 High Falls Park Drive.  Jackson, GA 30233.    They boast over a thousand acres in land and over six hundred acres of lake.  107 tent, trailer or RV sites available.

As a side note, the sisters truck was repaired on the Monday and we were able to get back on the road that afternoon.

 

As always folks, travel safe and have fun,  Kevin

 




 

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