Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area

Anna Ruby Falls lies in the heart of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and has become one of North Georgia’s premier vacation destinations.

Location
3455 Anna Ruby Falls Road
Helen, GA 30545
Office Phone

706.878.1448


Site Info.


Hours of Operation:

Open Year Round
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

THE FALLS UPPER OBSERVATION DECK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. The falls lower observation deck is still available for viewing.
FEE BOOTH CONSTRUCTION-Beginning January 16, 2023, there will be construction at the fee booth area. Visitors should proceed to the Visitor Center Gift Shop to pay entrance fees.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

*Please Note: No entry after 4:00 pm 

Admission
$5.00 – per person ages 16 & up
Free – 15 and under
Free – Senior Access & Interagency Pass Holders

In case of inclement weather, please call ahead to ensure that we’re open.

Camping opportunities close by at Morganton Point, Lake Winfield Scott, Lake Russell, and Lake Rabun Beach.

HAVE YOU BEEN HERE?
Take Survey

Make sure to pick up your “Visitor Center Passport” and get your stamp!
– Collect all six stamps: Northwest Trading Post, Pisgah Visitor Center, The Cradle, Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, and Gladie
– Pick up a passport at any visitor center. Get all six and receive a special surprise! Email info@gofindoutdoors.org once you complete your adventure.

Spectacular Anna Ruby Falls lies in the heart of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and has become one of North Georgia’s premier spots to visit. The Recreation Area consists of a visitor center with local crafts, educational items and clothing, picnic spots, fishing, and of course the paved hiking trail to Anna Ruby Falls. Throughout the year, the Visitor Center hosts public programs and activities ranging from stargazing to viewing the Foxfire – a bioluminescent insect larva that glows in the dark! Taking a trip to Helen, GA? Anna Ruby Falls is a short drive away, and only a few hours from Atlanta. In short, we’re the perfect place to relax and unwind!  Be sure to visit our other beautiful Recreation Area, Brasstown Bald, located just a short drive away!

While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!

ALERT!

THE FALLS UPPER OBSERVATION DECK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. The falls lower observation deck is still available for viewing.

FEE BOOTH CONSTRUCTION-Beginning January 16, 2023, there will be construction at the fee booth area. Visitors should proceed to the Visitor Center Gift Shop to pay entrance fees.

We apologize for these inconveniences as we make these needed upgrades.


FIND Adventure - On Site


  • Visitor Center & Gift Shop featuring local crafts, souvenirs and educational items
  • View both waterfalls and creek from our paved, .8 mile round-trip interpretive trail (a 20% grade for 400 feet uphill with benches along the trail to take a rest if necessary)
  • Hiking trails
  • Snacks and drinks available on-site
  • Hiking & picnic opportunities
  • School & private group programs
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Lion’s Eye Trail designed for people in wheelchairs and those with visual disabilities
  • Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet!

Programs and Events at Anna Ruby Falls


FIND Adventure - Off Site


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