What to do for fun!
There are 3 lakes, hiking trails, waterfalls, and a 1000-ft Gorge all within the Town of Tallulah Falls!
For Your Information:
Fishing: Shore and boat fishing on all 3 lakes: Tallulah, Tugalo, & Yonah. Please note the enforced horsepower limit on each lake: Tallulah- 5hp; Tugalo & Yonah- 25 hp. There is also a public dock on River St for fishing and picnicing (no swimming allowed) as well as a fishing pier at the Terrora Day Use Area of Tallulah Gorge State Park (a joint venture between Georgia DNR and Georgia Power Company.
Boat Access: Tallulah Lake- the public dock on River St. near Town Hall; Tugalo Lake- Stone Place off of Rock Mountain Rd.; Yonah Lake- Tugalo Village Rd.
Hiking and Biking Trails: There are 6 trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park open to the public.
The North and South Rim Trails are 2 rim trails that are approximately 3/4 mile long each, offering spectacular overlooks into the Gorge with views of the Falls. The best place to start the rim trails is from the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center at the State Park.
Sliding Rock and Hurricane Falls Trails with Gorge floor access. 2.5 mile round trip, very strenuous, permit required. Swimming allowed at Sliding Rock.
Hurricane Falls Suspension Bridge Loop 3 miles round trip along both Rim Trails as well as the 400+ steps into the Gorge with a suspension bridge above Hurricane Falls. Highly recommended. Be sure to take the additional steps on the south side down to the viewing platform of Hurricane Falls.
Stoneplace Trail for hiking, mountain biking, and backcountry camping. 5 miles one-way with a 1.5 mile loop. Moderate to difficult. Permit required.
Shortline Trail 3 miled paved trail following the Old Tallulah Falls Railroad Bed for hiking, biking, rollerblading.
Terrora Trail 1 mile loop, moderate.
Detailed information and a map, plus free, required permits are available at Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center, Tallulah Gorge State Park. 706-754-7970
Whitewater Kayaking: available 5 weekends out of the year when Georgia Power Company releases more water over Tallulah Dam. These occur, the first 2 weekends in April and the first 3 weekends in November. For experienced kayakers only. Call 706-754-7970 for more information.
Rock Climbing: Allowed in Tallulah Gorge but only with a permit issued from Tallulah Gorge State Park.
Waterfall & Gorge Viewing: Trails along the North and South Rims of Tallulah Gorge offer several spectacular overlooks. No permit necessary. Also steps on south side of Gorge to viewing platform at base of Hurricane Falls. The overlook porch at Tallulah Point Overlook on Scenic Loop 15 offers the only free, roadside view of Tallulah Gorge. www.tallulahpoint.com
Picnicking: Terrora Beach at the Day Use Area of Tallulah Gorge State Park and the Georgia Power Picnic Area on Tallulah Lodge Rd.
Tennis: Courts located at Tallulah Gorge State Park on Terrora Circle.
Swimming: Public beach on Georgia Power's Tallulah Lake at the Terrora Day Use Area. Tallulah Gorge State Park (a joint venture between Georgia Power Company and Georgia DNR). Swimming also allowed in the Gorge at Sliding Rock. Permit required to hike to Sliding Rock.
Playground: There is a public playground located at the Day Use Area of Tallulah Gorge State Park (a joint venture between Georgia Power Company and Georgia DNR).
Partnering with Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia Power Company provides a picnic area, beach, tennis court, picnic pavillions, playground and much scenic beauty along the shores of Tallulah Lake. Located on Highway 441 in the city limits of Tallulah Falls. Park Pass is required. Georgia Power also provides a 50-site campground with water and electric hook-ups in the heart of Tallulah Gorge State Park. Open year round. Reservations can be made by calling 706-754-7979 or visit www.georgiapower.com/lakes/Tallulah