Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls, Georgia

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls, Georgia

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Introduction:

Along a lonely stretch of highway known as US 441, spanning the border between Habersham and Rabun counties sits Tallulah Gorge. In earlier times this gash in the earth's crust was the vacation destination for more people than any other place in the Southeast.

Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls, Georgia

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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.

Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls, Georgia

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Tallulah Gorge is bounded upstream by a hydroelectric dam operated by Georgia Power. Normally, the river flows much lower than the historical flow. Large releases of water are typically scheduled for kayaking and whitewater rafting on the first two weekends of April and the first three weekends of November.

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