Upcoming Schedule of Events

Date Time Event
9/18/2014
3:30 pm
TGSP Friends Meeting in
Interpretive Center    
9/27/2014
9:00 am
Your State Parks Day (info below)
9/27/2014
1:00 pm
Geocaching Class (info below)
10/16/2014
3:30 pm
TGSP Friends Meeting in
Interpretive Center  
10/24/2014
6:30 pm
Jail Tales Trail (info below)


Enjoy the beautiful outdoors at Tallulah Gorge State Park.  The waterfall views are worth the hike up and down over 1000 stairs.  After your hike, be sure to stop at the gift shop to purchase a Friends of Tallulah Gorge t-shirt to commemorate your stair climb -- oh so many stairs -- but worth it!
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Your State Parks Day

Join the Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Parks on Saturday, September 27 to celebrate Your State Parks Day.  The event begins at 9 am and gives visitors the opportunity to volunteer at the Park by helping in the native plant garden by putting in plants, weeding, and spreading mulch.  Equipment will be provided.  After helping in the garden, join our Geocaching Class (see next article).


Geocaching Class

Join a gathering of experienced and brand-new geocachers at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center at the Park.  Team EBBJr will give an overview of the basics, or you can skip that part, meet a few people, grab a cookie and head out to find several great caches in our beautiful park.  The Park has four caches, plus two brand new caches will be placed just for this occasion.  Join us at 1 pm on September 27.

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Join the Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park for a unique evening of storytelling and fun, with the first Jail Tales Trail. The family-friendly event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, October 24 at the Shortline Trail at TGSP. 

Jail Tales Trail begins with a leisurely walk from the parking area of the Shortline Trail near the old Tallulah Falls jail to a bonfire at the suspension bridge. Sing campfire songs at the bonfire with guitarist and singer Eric Miller, while you roast marshmallows and make S'mores. A hayride takes you back to the old Tallulah Falls jail, where you'll hear storyteller Mary Gene Cotten telling tales of old Tallulah Falls and the surrounding area. 

"This will be a fun evening for the whole family," said Bill Purvis, Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park president. "We hope to make it an annual event. What could be better than a flashlight walk, a bonfire, hayride and storytelling?" 

The first walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the last group will start at 8:30 p.m.  The walk is flat, paved, and approximately one mile. Participants should bring a flashlight. There is a parking fee of $5 unless you have a valid yearly parking pass. Donations to Friends of TGSP will be accepted.  For more info, call the park at 706-754-7970.
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Tallulah Gorge is listed by Adventure Journal as one of America's 20
Best State Parks
!

Click here to see the article.
 
 
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The Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites wants your feedback about the organization and about Georgia's state parks.  Please take a few minutes to complete the 2014 Survey.  Daily prizes will be awarded and you could even win an iPad Mini!  To complete the survey, go to 

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            Current Project

     A New Overlook is    
     Dedicated
at TGSP
 


 

Thanks to the Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park, construction is complete on a new viewing point. The spot overlooks the Gorge on the north rim and is located behind the existing Interpretive Center. For more details about the project go to the “CURRENT PROJECT” page.

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Just Completed Project

The Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park have just completed funding the repair of the walkway and floor of Overlook #6.  See the photos above.

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According to Fox News "Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on a new goal: the nearly 1,000-foot (305-meter) deep Tallulah Gorge
in the northeast Georgia mountains".  His great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, crossed the gorge 
on a high wire in 1970 and Nik is aiming to walk in his  footsteps.



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