Doug & Barbara Peterson

Doug & Barbara Peterson
Barbara & I at a scenic overlook on the skyline drive in the Rocky Mountain National Park, 8-13-2016

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fall Trip, Tallulah Gorge State Park, North Georgia

 Tallulah Gorge State Park



Tallulah Gorge State Park is located in north Georgia in the foothills of the appalachian mountains. The Gorge is breath taking with it's series of falls and steep cliffs that provide for great views as you hike along the many rim trails that surround this area. There is a suspension bridge at the bottom of the gorge that visitors can hike down to for a great view from within the gorge. The campgrounds here are very nice with electric and water. The fall colors here are spectacular in late October with crisp cool days and lovely nights for campfires. The restrooms are clean and well kept. The staff here is friendly and helpful to the campers.

Our campsite at Tallulah Gorge State Park


The fall colors are spectacular in late October

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The Interpretative Center is where some the trails to the Gorge begin


Suspension bridge at the bottom of the gorge


Tallulah River Gorge


There are many great views from the rim trails

As a resident of the state of Florida I have found that Georgia State Parks are well maintained and staffed with good people who care for their visitors. 

My brother Danny at our campsite. 


The bath house at Tallulah was covenant with washers and dryers.


Danny and I at an overlook in the Gorge

My brother and I enjoyed our late October visit to Tallulah Gorge State Park. I am happy to be in Georgia to celebrate his 72nd birthday on October 29th.



Fall Trip 2020, Tugaloo State Park, NE Georgia

Tugaloo State Park



Located in NE Georgia this beautiful park is located on a reservoir that is part of the Tugaloo river that seperates the eastern border of Georgia with South Carolina. The park is spacious with many sites located near the water with great views. My brother and I arrived in the fall season of late October. I picked him up at his home near Athens, GA to take him on a camping trip to celebrate his 72nd birthday. The park is very peaceful with many activities from kayaking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. The park is quite popular as a family destination for campers who come from the surrounding states to enjoy nature and the water sports that make this park special.

Paddelers enjoying a lovely afternoon on Lake Tugaloo

Boating is quite popular on Lake Tugaloo

Floating boat dock popular with fishing enthusiasts 

Lake shore illuminated by the late day setting sun


The park has a yurt village and rental cabins for those who are not campers. The camp store has camping supplies, ice and fire wood for the cool fall nights. During the fall season campers decorate their sites to enjoy the holidays. We visited Tugaloo about a week before Halloween. Many of the sites spared no expense in setting up their sites with decorations that the children loved not to mention the adults to.

Halloween Decorations at some of the sites in the park




Our campsite was very nice. We stayed for four nights and had a a full set up just across from the nicely kept restrooms. We had nice views of the lake with a old growth forest surrounding us. 

My brother Danny and I at our campsite

Tugaloo State Park in northeast GA is a great park to relax and enjoy a campfire while taking in the great outdoors.