The Tallulah Falls Formation
Tallulah Falls: Where Are the Plants?
Overview of the Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park is located in Rabun County and was established in 1993. Its original and current acreage is 2, 710 acres. In 1905, the discussion began in regards to its creation by the wife of General Longstreet, Helen Dortch Longstreet. In 1911, Georgia Power bought the land around the Gorge to use it as a source of electricity. The gorge is around 2 miles long and 1,000 feet deep, with five waterfalls from the Tallulah River to Tugaloo Lake. The gorge is home to the Green Salamander and Monkeyface Orchid, both endangered species. The gorge also offers recreational activities for tourists such as rock climbing and white-water rafting.
Contributors: Maya Bradford, Katya Miranda, Jessie Moore