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Grand Day at the Park

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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One event on February 19, 2018 at 10:00am

$5

Grand Day at the Park

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA
Grandparents bring your grand kids to come enjoy a morning of fun, ranger-led activities together. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy more time together at the park after our ranger-led activities. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/TallulahGorge

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.

On a typical day, the water flow through the gorge is 35–40 CFS (cubic feet per second). During aesthetic releases, the flow is 200 CFS, and during whitewater releases, the flow is 500 CFS on Saturday and 700 CFS on Sunday.

For all the dates for both the Aesthetic and Whitewater releases go to our calendar of events.

Details

Date:
January 15
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.georgiastateparks.org/tallulahgorge

Organizer

Teka Earnhardt
Phone:
706-212-0241
Email:
teka@explorerabun.com
Website:
www.ExploreRabun.com

Venue

Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573 United States
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Phone:
706-754-7981
Website:
www.gastatepark.org/tallulahgorge
Rabun

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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