May 25, 2019 - Wonderful Waterscape Adventure, part 2 “The Falls of Toccoa”

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2 people went

Price: $2.00 /per person

Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr · Toccoa Falls, GA

How to find us

Take I-85 N to 985/365 N to the Toccoa exit (365/123/17). Take Hwy 17 north. Toccoa Falls College just past Stephens County Hospital. Turn left onto Forrest Dr. Continue straight to the Gift Cottage Giftshop parking lot, met at 8:00 am.

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Join GNPA for a members ONLY opportunity to photograph Waterscapes, Landscapes and all that goes with them.

Goal of our trip is to capture the beauty of each of the three waterfalls in the Toccoa Area, which is Russell Adams' hometown. Toccoa Falls drops 186 feet straight down, making it the highest, single drop waterfall in the Eastern US. But there are two other smaller waterfalls very close by, one of which is just outside the gate from Toccoa Falls. The other smaller waterfall is in Henderson Falls Park, just 5 minutes down the road. After lunch we can visit Yonah dam, north of Toccoa, where the Tugaloo River forms the headwaters for Lake Hartwell.

Toccoa Falls is located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College on Hwy 17, north of Toccoa.

Meet 8:30am at the Giftshop parking lot. There is a $2 entrance fee ($1 seniors), paid inside the giftshop. Travel and any meals are at member expense. Lunch at Ping's Grill on Lake Toccoa.

To join GNPA, go to our GNPA Website to join and register,

Personal safety is of utmost importance.
1. Nature photography includes inherent risks which all participants must evaluate for themselves as to the safety of any activity based on their personal abilities. Be constantly aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards which could result in injury to you or others. Do not place yourself in danger!
2. By registering, you are agreeing to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability release.

You may want to bring water, snacks, or lunch. Depending on the weather, you may need bug repellant and Sun Screen. Wear comfortable walking shoes that can get wet/muddy (hiking boots or shoes).

Equipment: Tripod, multiple lenses from Macro to Wide-Angle to Telephoto. Polarizer or other filters are also recommended.

Remember, as with any field trips, do not leave anything out in your car while on the trails. Keep any possessions in trunk of your car. Always take a trash bag to pick up and clean while on field trips. Only leave footprints behind, nothing else!