Tallulah Gorge State Park in the North Georgia Mountains
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Tallulah Gorge State Park

Black Rock Mountain State Park in the North Georgia Mountains

Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous scenic overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. The summit visitor center and picnic tables are popular with travelers in northeast Georgia.

Facilities at Black Rock State Park

1,738 Acres
48 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites with Cable TV hookups
12 Walk-in Sites
4 Back Country Campsites
10 Cottages
Visitor Center
2 Picnic Shelters
17-Acre Lake
Pioneer Campground

Activities available at Black Rock State Park

Hiking 10 miles of trails
Lake Fishing; bass, bream, catfish, trout

Nearby Attractions

Moccasin Creek State Park
Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Chattooga River (rafting)
Sky Valley (snow skiing and golf)
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway
Appalachian Trail
Lakes Burton, Rabun, Seed, Tallulah and Tugaloo
Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests
Clayton, Ga. and Highlands, N. C. (antiques and art)
Southern Highroads Trail


Park Hours: 7 am - 10 pm

Office Hours: 8 am - 5 pm

Located: on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Hwy. 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.


for more information:
Black Rock State Park
P.O. Drawer A
Mountain City, GA  30562

Tallulah Gorge State Park in the North Georgia Mountains

One of the most spectacular gorges in the eastern U.S., the chasm is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. The park's breathtaking views and the town's rich history make this area a favorite stopping point along U.S. Hwy. 441; the main route between Atlanta and the Great Smoky Mountains. The park's interpretive center features an award-winning film that takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge. Tallulah Gorge State Park takes an aggressive position toward visitor safety and protection of natural resources.

Due to the rugged terrain and fragile plant and animal life, visitors must obtain a free permit (limit 100 per day) from the visitor center before hiking into the gorge. This state park was created through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Power Company.

Facilities at Tallulah Gorge State Park

2,710 Acres
50 Tent, Trailer, RV Sites
Primitive Camping
Gorge Overlooks
63-Acre Lake with Beach
2 Picnic Shelters
Tennis Courts

Activities at Tallulah Gorge State Park

Whitewater Paddling; first 2 April weekends and first 3 November weekends
Hiking and Mountain Biking and more than 20 miles of trails
Bicycling & 1.7-mile paved "Rails to Trails" path

Tallulah Gorge State Park Nearby Attractions

Alpine Village of Helen
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Chattooga River (whitewater rafting)
Moccasin Creek State Park
Traveler's Rest State Historic Site
Unicoi State Park and Lodge
Chattahoochee National Forest
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Georgia Power
Southern Highlands Trail

Park Hours: 8 a.m. - Dark. Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Directions: on U.S. Hwy. 441 within the city limits of Tallulah Falls, Ga.


for more information:
Tallulah Gorge State Park
P.o. Box 248
Tallulah Falls, GA  30573

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