Visitor Center

Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area

3455 Anna Ruby Falls Road
Helen, GA 30545

Open Year Round
9:00am – 5:00pm

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


$5/adult (Ages 16+)

Free for Children & Senior Access/Interagency Passholders

Purchase Season Pass

Have you been here?

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

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 the spectacular twin waterfalls. 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!


From Helen, GA, head west on GA-17 N/GA-75 N/N Main St/Unicoi Turnpike toward White Strasse. Turn right onto GA-356 E. Slight left onto Anna Ruby Falls Rd. Turn left to stay on Anna Ruby Falls Rd. Slight left.

FIND Your Next Adventure

  • Gift Shop
  • Visitor Center
  • Upper and Lower Observation Decks 
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Picnic Areas
  • Restrooms
Things to do…
  • Two Waterfalls
  • Interpretive Trail (0.8mi)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Lion’s Eye Trail (Accessible)

Educational Activities

Jr. Ranger Program

The Jr. Ranger program at FIND Outdoors introduces visitors to the seven Leave No Trace principles in a fun and easy to understand way. Each FREE booklet provides games, things to talk about around a campfire, and different “Ranger Missions” to explore each of the Leave No Trace principles.  

Ask about becoming a Jr. Ranger the next time you visit a FIND Outdoors site!

Find Outdoors Tours

FIND Outdoors Tours & Field Trips

Education is integral to FIND Outdoors mission, we offer educational programs, field trips and tours at all of the visitor centers and campgrounds we manage. Whether you use our self-guided Junior Ranger booklet to become a Leave No Trace advocate or visit with a school field trip, we love seeing children, adults and families explore, learn about and enjoy their public lands.

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Get your Visitor Center Passport!

Pick up a complimentary FIND Outdoors Visitor Center Passport at any of our managed visitor centers — Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, Cradle of Forestry, Gladie Visitor Center and Pisgah Visitor Center. Then stop by all five to collect your passport stamps.

When you’ve got all five stamps, email to receive a prize!

Additional Information

May I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet!

How long are the trails on site? Are they wheelchair accessible?

Anna Ruby Falls Trail: This 0.4-mile paved foot trail takes you along the banks of Smith Creek from the visitor center to the two observation decks near the base of the twin waterfalls. There are a couple of short, steep sections along the trail but benches are available  to catch your breath. Most people are able to make the round trip without any problems. Sorry wheelchairs are not able to make it up the trail due to steep inclines.

Lion’s Eye Foot Trail: Designed for people with visual impairments, the Lion’s Eye Trail features a cable hand rail to help guide you from one interpretive sign to the next. The signs are written in both regular text and in braille. The trail is paved and is 0.1 mile long and is wheelchair accessible.

Smith Creek Foot Trail: This trail links the Anna Ruby Falls trail to Unicoi State Park. The 4.6-mile hike leaves the Anna Ruby Falls Trail near the upper bridge across Smith Creek and leads to the campground in Unicoi Park.

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