High Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

Georgia

The High Falls State Park is located northwest of Macon in Georgia and covers an area of 1,050 acres. The park contains the largest waterfall in middle Georgia, as well as a 650-acre lake, making it one of the nation’s top family fishing destinations. The park also has an interesting history, as it was once a prosperous industrial town (known as High Falls) which then became a ghost town in the 1880s when it was bypassed by a major railroad. Among its serene landscape, you may also spot several species of wildlife, including squirrels, raccoons, beavers, deer, armadillos, woodpeckers, and foxes.

Georgia is known to be a hot and humid state, and the weather in High Falls State Park is no different. In summer, visitors can expect an average high temperature of 92°F during the day, with temperatures falling to 66°F during the night. Winter is much milder, however, reaching a top of 57°F.

If you’re planning a visit to this intriguing state park, you’ll want to keep reading to find out all there is to know about camping, on-site and off-site activities, how to get here, and more!

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Weather
Spring 40°F - 83°F
Summer 66°F - 92°F
Fall 39°F - 84°F
Winter 30°F - 57°F
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Nearby Cities
Macon, GA
Jackson, GA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in High Falls State Park

There are plenty of camping opportunities in and around High Falls State Park, including both within tents and RVs. If the tiny space that a tent offers isn’t quite your thing, then we recommend the warmth, comfort, and all-round glamping that staying in an RV offers.

If you don’t own an RV, you can easily rent an RV from RVshare that suits your individual needs – including size, budget, and more. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

There are 106 campsites in High Falls State Park containing electric hookups for RVs, ranging from $32 - $38 per night. The campsite is open year-round, however reservations can fill-up quickly. Some other RV parks and campgrounds located nearby include:

High Falls Hideaway RV Park

Quite literally on the doorstep of the state park is High Falls Hideaway RV Park, which features 40 sites with full hookups and other amenities to make your stay more comfortable. You’ll have a safe, private, and peaceful place to stay here, plus you’re just a short walk away from the state park when it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, convenience store, restaurant, pet area.

Indian Springs Campground

Located just a 15-minute drive away is Indian Springs Campground, which is part of the Indian Springs State Park. Not only are you incredibly close to High Falls when you stay here, but you also get to explore another beautiful state park right from your RV!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers and restrooms, boat ramp, playground, picnic area, mini golf, hiking trails.

Forsyth KOA Journey

Forsythe is a local city located just 15 minutes away by car, and it’s also home to Forsyth KOA Journey. This popular RV park and campground features over 130 campsites, all nestled among a quiet, country setting. This family-friendly place has something for everyone (including your furry, four-legged family members!).

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers and restrooms, playground, dog park, bike rentals, cable TV, snack bar, propane, firewood, pavilion, mini golf.

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What to Do at
High Falls State Park

Inside High Falls State Park

While High Falls State Park is popular due to its camping, it’s also a widely-visited region due to the number of fun recreational activities on offer. With its tumbling cascades, large lake, and ghost town history, it’s certainly a place that the whole family will enjoy.

Some other popular experiences and activities at the park include:

Hiking: There are several hiking trails with various levels of difficulties in the state park. These will take you past stunning sights, including waterfalls, lush forest, the Old Powerhouse, and the sparkling lake. View the trail map here.

Swimming: Swimming in the lake and river in the park is not allowed, but a large pool is available for visitors wishing to take a refreshing dip during the warmer months. A small entry fee applies.

Boating: There are boat ramps within the park, allowing visitors to launch their boat or vessel. Canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals are also available. Boating is a popular activity within the park, as the lake is not only picturesque, but very calm too.

Fishing:  High Falls Lake is rated as one of the best largemouth bass-fishing lakes in the state. You’ll also find catfish, crappie, and bream here, so be sure to try your luck with a fishing rod!

Mini golf: Children and adults alike will love the 18-hole miniature golf course located within the park. It’s a great way to spend your afternoon if you’re after something less strenuous than hiking!

Outside High Falls State Park

The state park is located 50 miles from Atlanta and just a 35-minute drive from the city of Macon, so you’re never far from the action! There’s a wide variety of popular destinations on your doorstep, including other parks, famous landmarks, award-winning eateries, or celebrated shopping strips. While there’s certainly a lot of activities on offer inside of the park, it’s what’s available outside of the park that will have you wanting to stay longer!

Restaurants

Buckner's Family Restaurant

As one of the region’s most popular restaurants, Buckner's Family Restaurant is sure to impress. Guests can enjoy hearty, family-style meals on Lazy Susans from Thursdays through to Sundays. Plus, everything is cooked fresh on-site, daily.  

Type: Buffet

Location: Jackson, GA

Waffle House

If you’re looking for a scrumptious breakfast without having to travel far from the state park, then you’ll be pleased to hear there’s a Waffle House just 8 minutes away by car. You needn’t even hurry there either, as the chain serves all-day breakfast, including their signature waffles, 24 hours per day.

Type: Breakfast diner

Location: Jackson, GA

Ole Rudy’s Bar-b-que

Another highly rated restaurant within the region is Ole Rudy’s Bar-b-que, which uses the finest quality of meats and ingredients in their meals. We’ve been told the brisket sandwich is like no other, as is their selection of homemade cakes and sweet potato pies.

Type: Barbeque restaurant

Location: Jackson, GA

Shopping

Henry Town Center

If you’ve forgotten some much-needed supplies during your stay, or simply want to indulge in some retail therapy, then Henry Town Center is worth a visit! It’s located less than a 30-minute drive from High Falls State Park and has multiple stores to suit your every need. It’s the highest rated shopping mall within the region.

Location: Stockbridge, GA

Sightseeing

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

Just a 20-minute drive from the state park is Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, a beautiful 250-acre non-profit animal sanctuary for over 1,500 abused, unwanted, and neglected animals. This park-like setting has several pathways to lead visitors through the sanctuary, as well as a picnic area and playground.

Location: Locust Grove, GA

Indian Springs State Park

While you’re in the area, you should also check out the Indian Springs State Park, located just a 15-minute drive away. It is one of the oldest state parks in the nation and features mineral-rich healing waters, camping, hiking trails, a museum, and so much more.

Location: Flovilla, GA

High Falls Water Park

For a family-fun attraction that’s just a short walk outside of the state park, you’ll love the High Falls Water Park, especially during those summer months. There’s a pirate ship play area, two large water slides, a family pool, lounge chairs, and so much more. Daily admission is $12 per person, but children under 2 are free.

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How to Get to
High Falls State Park

From Atlanta, High Falls State Park is a 50-mile drive. Get on I-75 S/I-85 S from Memorial Dr SE, Washington St SW and Pulliam St SW. Follow I-75 S to Highfalls Park Rd in Lamar County. Take exit 198 from I-75 S, then drive to High Falls Rd in Monroe County.

If driving from Macon, get on I-16 W from Spring St and follow I-75 N to High Falls Rd/Rte 36 in Monroe County. Take exit 198 from I-75 N, then turn right onto High Falls Rd/Rte 36.

Entering High Falls State Park

The park gates are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. There is a $5 day-use parking fee or visitors can buy a $50 annual ParkPass to use in High Falls State Park and other parks within Georgia.

If you’re planning a trip to High Falls State Park, then you’re in for a treat. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!