High Falls State Park, Jackson, Georgia

The park is in a small little town with a history of milling located conveniently off Interstate 40. When you approach the park you will see the falls as well as the flu dations of old stone buildings used for millwork. The falls are a pretty sight! Be sure to check your campground reservation carefully as the park is split into two areas: lake and river. We had reservations in the River Campground and although our site appeared to backup to the river on paper, it was blocked by dense shrubbery and trees. Only one site appeared to have a small view of water and access to the river. We enjoyed the cooler temperatures the canopy of foliage provided since summer temperatures here are well into the 90s. The River Campground is quite large with several loops. Most sites are shaded, and some are quite large with pads to accomodate large rigs. We saw several diesel pushers during our stay. Ultimately, although this campground is pretty and peaceful and the falls are accessible by a one mile walk, we wished we had reserved a site in the Lake Campground. That campground is heavily wooded as well, with pines, but offers direct, easy access to the falls and the lake. Boat rentals are available and many sites offered stunning views. Sites in both campgrounds have level, gravel pads, picnic tables, fire rings, and lots of shade. There were only a handful of sites within the River Campground that we didn't like the looks of. All sites have electric and water hookups. There is a Pioneer Campground within the park that was gated and locked during our stay; I believe it is primitive camping. There is fishing in the park and a few trails to hike, as well as a visitor's center and interpretive plaques at the falls viewing area where you can learn about the history of the area.

Best Sites: Lake Campground
Poor Sites: 69-72
Hookups: Electric & Water
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes