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North Georgia Waterfalls


These 4 waterfalls are all relatively easy to reach.
Make sure to bring tripod and ND filters.

Dicks Creek Falls
Lumpkin County
Dicks Creek Falls is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest just below the confluence of the Dicks and Waters Creek. To reach the falls go north from Dahlonega 13.7 miles on US 19 to the paved Mt. Piscah Church Rd. (one half mile before reaching the junction of US19 and US129 at Turner's Corner) marked by a US Forest Service sign indicating Waters Creek Campground . Turn left on this road and go 2.6 miles to the falls which will be on the left. Parking is available on the right. This falls and the shoals above it (shown below) are popular for wading and sunning in the summer, however care should be exercised when walking on the slippery rocks and under no circumstances should one dive into the pools.

Falls on Wolf Creek at Vogel State Park
Union County

Waterfalls on Helton Creek
Union County
There are two falls on Helton Creek in the Chattahoochee National Forests. The upper falls which has an observation deck is about 50 yards above the lower falls. These images taken summer and fall of 2004 show significant change resulting from high water moving large deadfall. To reach these falls go north from Dahlonega on US[masked] miles to Neels gap. Go another 1.7 miles to Helton Creek Rd. on the right. Follow Helton Creek Rd. 2.3 miles to a Forest Service parking area on the right. About half of this distance is paved. The well maintained trail with steps to both falls is about 200 yards and not very strenuous. The walk to both falls is about 200 yards on a well maintained trail with steps on the steeper slopes. During June or July the Carolina Rhododendren blooms adorn the waterfalls as shown below.

Anna Ruby Falls - Curtis and York Creeks
Chattahoochee National Forest
White County

Two falls, one on Curtis Creek and the other on York Creek together are called Anna Ruby Falls. Curtis Creek and York Creek join at the foot of the falls to become Smith Creek. The Curtis Creek falls plunges 153 and York Creek falls 50 feet. A paved walkway leaves the Visitors Center and follows Smith Creek on a beautiful interpretive walk to the observation platforms at the base of the two falls.

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  • Former member

    Former member

    I wish I could join you, I will be shooting a wedding that day, have a great time!

    3 years ago
  • Tony V.

    As anyone going on this trip tomorrow? I haven't had any RSVP's.

    3 years ago