This is my favorite time of year. We’ve been enjoying warm weather in the ’70s and sometimes 80’s and for me, that means one thing… travel. I took off last weekend on a road trip to check out a couple of places in Georgia I’ve been wanting to revisit. Our first stop was High Falls, State Park. There are many reasons why I recommend a weekend at this park. I love hiking here because it’s so scenic and beautiful. I’m looking forward to Paws on the Falls which will take place next weekend and again on April 29th. Another event we’re planning to attend at High Falls is the 4th Annual Glow-N-Dark Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, Apr 15th.
We enjoyed a picnic by the water and Abby wanted to have what she calls a “real picnic” which is to sit on the ground versus using the handy picnic tables scattered all around the park. I obliged her of course.
Then we went on a hunt for the geese that are usually by the water. We took a couple of loaves of bread to feed them but we didn’t find them. Might be too early yet. There are usually tons. I’m sure they’ll be back in the summer if not before. Below are a couple of photos I snapped during a previous visit, of our High Falls State Park feathered friends.
We saw a couple of ducks but they weren’t interested in our measly loaves of bread.
After Abby got in some play time, we checked out every inch of the park.
There are two areas for campers; ” a spacious campground or lakeside yurts, which are like canvas and wood tents.” I highly recommend staying in the yurks. Click on the link to get an example of what yurks look like inside. They’re my choice for glamping on a budget.
Of course, we hiked along the trails to see the falls from every angle.
There’s also a nature trail which is a lot of fun to hike on. You’ll want to plan at least a two-day trip to go on both.
The pool is not ready for swimming but it shouldn’t be too much longer before it opens.
What you can expect for your Georgia Travel trip to High Falls State Park:
100 Campsites – Reserve
6 Yurts – Reserve
5 Picnic Shelters – Reserve
1 Group Shelter – Reserve (Weddings must call 478-993-3053 to reserve)
1 Pioneer Camp – Reserve
1 Paddle-In Primitive Campsite – Reserve
Boat rental, ramps, and fishing docks
There’s always something going on including kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boating, at High Falls State Park, so, be sure to check out their 2017 schedule.
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Have you ever been to High Falls State Park?
Happy camping friends.
Looks like you guys enjoyed that “real’ Picnic. I like what was on the menu. I like to layer my chips on my sandwich too.
Your pictures took my breath away . I
Can’t write much ; I need to pack ! 😀
I love your photos! We haven’t tried camping or glamping yet as a family. It’s a great family bonding idea.
High Falls State Park sounds like a great place to visit and it’s very beautiful. I would love to go camping in a yert! I used to camp in tents but now I’m too old for that, lol.
Those falls look so beautiful! I prefer to have a “real picnic” too instead of using picnic tables! The yurts look super cool too, I can’t wait to spend a night in one.
Camping is something my family used to do all the time during the summer months. High Falls State Park sounds like a great place to go camping. The yurks would be fun to stay in I believe. It would be like staying in a tee-pee. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos and your experiences.
I love being outdoors, I would certainly appreciate my time here in nature. You get refreshed and relaxed here.
Oh how fun! That goose shot is adorable. And the potato chips on sandwich, omg, that’s my childhood right there! Loved this post so much 🙂 Camping was always a great part of my childhood…
I have never been to this state park. I would love to visit as there are so many activities to do.
I have relatives in Georgia. I will let them know this would be a fun family campground.
I have been to High Falls many times. We live about 30 miles from it. I enjoy taking the hike to the ruins.
We love spending time in nature, camping, hiking and having picnics. Best way to spend time as a family!
I love High Falls it has been years since I have been. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pics
Gorgeous shots of the waterfalls. I can’t wait to do a couple road trips with my husband this year.
We always loved camping especially when the kids were young. All hiking and enjoying just being outdoors. We use to bring home treasures
That looks like a fabulous place to stay! My family loves camping and the sites at that place looks great!