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Tallulah Gorge State Park RV & Campground Guide

Georgia

At two miles long and almost 1,000 feet deep, Tallulah Gorge is a spectacular canyon. Hike a rim trail to one of several overlooks, or get a permit to hike the gorge floor. You can also cross a suspension bridge 80 feet above the canyon, giving you breathtaking views of the river and waterfalls. Follow a paved path along what used to be a railroad bed, or go mountain biking along one of the trails in the park. 

Weather in the park is on the cool side of mild, with temperatures in the winter getting into the high 20s. In the summer, the park doesn’t get much above the high 80s. If you’re going in the summer, definitely pack a sweatshirt and layers, as you never know whether things will turn chilly in the mountains.

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Weather
Spring 62 F - 77 F
Summer 83 F - 86 F
Fall 62 F - 79 F
Winter 50 F - 54 F
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Nearby Cities
Tallulah Falls, GA
Turnerville, GA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tallulah Gorge State Park

The RV campgrounds at Tallulah Gorge State Park have electricity and dump stations and are pet-friendly. If you do choose to RV camp, consider renting one from RVshare.com, where you can find the perfect rig for your trip, at a price that suits your exact budget. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed. You can rent an RV at your home and drive it to the park, or if you’d prefer, you can fly to Georgia and then rent an RV there to head to the park.

River Falls at the Gorge

River Falls at the Gorge is one of North Georgia’s only riverside campgrounds. It’s family-friendly, and less than 2 miles from the park.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: riverside spots, clubhouse, pool, showers

River Campground LLC

This popular campground is tucked away in the Chattahoochee National Forest, close to the park. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, laundry​​, camp store, live music and planned events

RV Rentals Near Tallulah Gorge State Park

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What to Do at
Tallulah Gorge State Park

Inside Tallulah Gorge State Park

There’s plenty to do as you explore the mountains and forests at Tallulah Gorge State Park. The park is especially popular in fall, when the mountains show their autumn colors. There are a variety of hiking trails to explore the mountains and waterfalls. Other activities in the park include:

Archery: Bring your own equipment and use the archery range at the park - Tallulah Gorge is the only Georgia state park that doesn’t charge a fee for use. It’s a great spot for people wanting to practice target skills, bow hunters, scout groups, and more. 

Biking: You’ll find paved trails for leisurely bike rides, or mountain biking tracks for a more challenging adventure! 

Geocaching: Pull out your smartphone or another GPS device and go on a scavenger hunt! You can follow the History Trail, which features combination locks that can only be opened after learning about the site’s history, solving clues, and figuring out the combination. 

Swimming: Visit the sliding rocks at Tallulah Gorge and slip down nature’s waterslide! You do need a free permit, and they run out early so get there first thing. 

Outside Tallulah Gorge State Park

The nearby Bavarian town of Helen offers plenty to do, with German shops and restaurants to visit. The Northern Georgia mountains are also full of places to explore, hike, swim, and more. 

Restaurants

After a day of hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities, find the perfect place to sit and relax and grab a bite to eat!

Bodensee

Try delicious German food in this adorable Bavarian town! The Sauerbraten with potato dumplings and cabbage is an exciting choice, or Hungarian goulash with spaetzle. There are also sausages and sauerkraut and German potato salad, along with other German specialties.

Type: German

Location: Helen, GA

Bigg Daddy’s Restaurant & Tavern

This restaurant serves up burgers, wings, and other sportsbar fare. Try some fried green tomatoes or a Sweet Melissa burger with pimento cheese and smoked bacon.

Type: Burgers

Location: Helen, GA

Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe

The cafe specializes in authentic German and Czech food using only the freshest ingredients. Try the fried cheese steak, or French brie cheese stuffed with ham. They also offer schnitzel, bratwurst, and other German specialties.

Type: German and Czech

Location: Helen, GA

Shopping

The Wildewood Shop

The shop is inspired by nature, and sells t-shirts and hats, accessories, handcrafted jewelry, knives and axes, and home decor. They also have simple, natural toys for kids. You’re sure to find a unique gift to bring home for someone...or something special to buy yourself to remember your trip!

Location: Helen, GA

Sightseeing

Dukes Creek Mines

See if you strike it rich at Dukes Creek! The gold and ruby mines is a family attraction - visitors can purchase a gold rush bucket or a gemstone bucket, step up to the panning table, and see if you get lucky! Staff is on-hand to give lessons on how to pan for treasures, and to help you identify your finds and evaluate them. There’s also a gift shop for souvenirs from your visit. Prices begin at $12 for the smallest gemstone bucket

Location: Sautee Nacooche, GA

Habersham Winery & Vineyard

Visit one of Georgia’s oldest and largest wineries. Drop in for a wine tasting and sample 5 wines, plus take home a souvenir wineglass. Or buy a bottle of wine, and snag some cheese and other foods for a perfect picnic. Prices are $7.50 for wine tastings.

Location: Helen, GA

American Adventure Park at Unicoi

The Unicoi Zip Line and Aerial Adventure Park, in one of the largest of the Georgia State Parks, is just two miles northeast of Helen and has the largest zip line canopy tour in the area. Traverse some nerve-wracking bridges and zipline through the tree canopy in the Georgia mountains. Prices begin at $59 per person, and you must be at least 8 years old to participate 

Location: Helen, GA

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How to Get to
Tallulah Gorge State Park

From Helen, head east on GA-17 S/GA-75 S toward Dye St. Turn left onto GA-17 S. Then make a left on GA-385 N/Old Historic U.S. 441 N/Washington St. Continue to follow GA-385 N/Old Historic U.S. 441 N, then turn left onto US-23 N/US-441 N. Make a right onto Jane Hurt Yarn Rd. and follow to the park.

Entering Tallulah Gorge State Park

There is an entrance fee of $5 per vehicle to enter Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Visiting Tallulah Gorge State Park is sure to be a trip you’ll remember for a long time. There’s so much to do there! From paddling in the lake to exploring the area by hiking, there’s sure to be an activity for everyone in your group! While you’re out and about, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!