Tallulah Gorge is listed by Adventure Journal as one of America's 20
Best State Parks
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The Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park have just been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Friends of Georgia State Parks which will be used to repair, repave, and re-stripe the parking lot at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center.  The local Friends group will contribute $10,000 toward the project.

Upcoming Schedule of Events

Date Time Event
6/16/2015
3:30 pm  TGSP Friends Meeting in
Interpretive Center  
7/21/2015
3:30 pm TGSP Friends Meeting in
Interpretive Center  


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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‘Natural’ Peregrine Falcon nest is
first in 80 years



Image courtesy of Danny Young.


For the first time in nearly 80 years, a Peregrine Falcon nest in a natural setting has been spotted in Georgia. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff confirmed the nest and two chicks at Tallulah Gorge State Park. The only other known peregrine nests in the state are atop office buildings in Atlanta.

Climbers at the northeast Georgia state park reported an agitated bird diving at them as they explored the gorge’s rocky walls. Upon inspection, DNR officials discovered the nest and at least two chicks. To protect the world’s fastest bird, rock climbing has been temporarily suspended while the chicks grow.

“We are thrilled to discover this amazing bird inside Tallulah Gorge,” said Park Manager Danny Tatum. “Peregrines themselves are a rare sighting, but discovering a natural nest in the park makes it even more exciting. We’d like to thank the rock climbers for bringing this to our attention and for understanding the importance of protecting the area until the chicks fledge.”

Tallulah Gorge State Park visitors are welcome to bring binoculars to the park’s overlooks to view the nest.  Guests are encouraged to stop at the Interpretive Center first to get directions and viewing tips. The park is located off Hwy. 441, south of Clayton. Parking is $5.  (Article adapted from Georgia State Parks website.)



 
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Current Project

The Interpretive Center Diorama is Refreshed







The Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park received a grant from the Friends of the Georgia State Parks to update and refresh the diorama on the walkway in the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center.  Native plants were added and the animals were cleaned and posed.  The local Friends group matched the State Friends donation with funds earned through t-shirt sales.
   

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Completed Project

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

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