High Falls State Park offers a window into times past. Bring your pooch along to discover the ghost town of High Falls, a once-booming industrial hub that became deserted after the railroads bypassed it. Building remains can be found in the park, reminding all visitors of the area's history. The crown jewel of this park is the large waterfall that pours from High Falls Lake into the Towaliga River, inspiring the name for both the abandoned town and the state park.
You'll find 106 campsites at this state park as well as 6 yurts (though the yurts are not open to our furry friends). A group shelter along with 5 picnic shelters are also available for rent and provide a covered setting for gatherings. Other than the pioneer campsite, all other lots offer electric hookups to campers. To enter the park, all vehicles need a $5 ParkPass and campsites start at $32 per night.
While you're here, be sure to tour around the ruins and enjoy the spectacular aquatic display. During the summer, a swimming pool is accessible for a small fee and a playground can be found right near the campground to give kiddos lots of fun things to do. Boating on the water is a big hit -- all kinds of watercrafts can be rented on-site, including stand-up paddleboards and aquacycles. Grab your pup's leash and explore the 4.5 miles of trails that run through the park or try at some geocaching at the park's multiple points.
Canine campers are welcome on all of the campsites as long as they stay on a 6-foot leash. Pooches are prohibited from entering any buildings or designated swim areas, so please be aware of this during your stay. Also, the park asks all pet owners to clean up after there doggos to keep this facility clean and welcoming to all.
If you'd like to explore this once prominent town for yourself, be sure to visit High Falls State Park!