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Aesthetic Water Release at Tallulah Gorge State Park

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 17, 2017

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

Aesthetic Water Release at Tallulah Gorge State Park

On a typical day, the water flow through the gorge is 35-40 CFS (cubic feet per second).  During aestehetic releases, the flow is 200 CFS, and during whitewater releases, the flow is 500 CFS on Saturday and 700 CFS on Sunday.  This water flow is less than a whitewater release but more than the regular flow through the gorge.  Hiking and rock climbing are not allowed on these water release days.

Don’t miss this beautiful sight of water rushing through the gorgeous Gorge.  Make a day of it.  Hike all around the top of the gorge and then take a few minutes to just sit and hear the wonder of nature and man working together.

For more information go to www.gastateparks.org/tallulahgorge or call 706-754-7981.

More about the Tallulah Gorge State Park

One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10-mile trail.

Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. The persistent trillium, monkey-face orchid and green salamander are protected species found within the gorge. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage of rock climbers and kayakers. A gift shop offers snacks, jewelry, toys, books, walking sticks, clothing and more.


September 16, 2017
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Teka Earnhardt


Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573 United States
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Contact Info

Rabun Tourism Development Authority
Teka Earnhardt
184 South Main Street Suite 136
P.O. Box 788
Clayton GA 30525
(706) 212-0241

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