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The two RV Gypsies hiked at
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive
Monroe County
Jackson, Georgia
October 6, 2015

map of Georgia showing location of High Falls State Park

Located northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. 

The two RV Gypsies hiked along the river's edge and through hilly forest to the remains of a hydroelectric power plant foundation. In the early 1800s, this area was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls fell from prosperity in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it. Today, the park is a popular camping destination.
There is a fee to enter the park, even if you just want to hike to the falls.

View of High Falls Dam from the Old Mills Foundation area.

High Falls Dam High Falls Dam

Karen thought the bark of these trees looked like giraffes.

giraffe tree

The bridge, constructed in 1890, was mostly destroyed in the flood of 1994. The park's trails gave the two RV Gypsies scenic views of the largest waterfall in middle Georgia on the Towaliga River, cascading over 135 feet to the base.

Below: Views from the bridge.

High Falls the top of High Falls

High Falls cascades down the rocky side in layers, so it is hard to realize that it is a 135-foot waterfall.

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High Falls High Falls
Lee Duquette at High Falls Lee Duquette at High Falls
tree stump in the water tree stump in the water
the bottom of High Falls High Falls
branches across High Falls branches across High Falls
branches across High Falls

Then the two RV Gypsies walked back up to the road and over the bridge to see the falls from the left bank.

danger warning sign Lee Duquette on the trail to High Falls

The two RV Gypsies also viewed High Falls from the Old Powerhouse Overlook.

view High Falls from the Old Powerhouse Overlook. view High Falls from the Old Powerhouse Overlook.
view High Falls from the Old Powerhouse Overlook. view High Falls from the Old Powerhouse Overlook.

The two RV Gypsies stopped for dinner at El Tejado Mexican Restaurant 310 Cabaniss Road, Forsyth, Georgia. The food and service was good. There was a cute "flower pot man" sitting outside of the restaurant.

Karen with a jumbo margarita flower pot man
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