Bear Days of the Appalachia at Anna Ruby Falls
May 26, June 23, July 28
Open Year Round
9:00am – 5:00pm
NOTE: LAST TICKET SALE 4 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
$5/adult (Ages 16+)
Free for Children & Senior Access/Interagency Passholders
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!
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.
May 26, June 23, July 28
May 12, May 20, May 23, May 26, June 8, June 10, June 14, June 16, June 21, June 23, June 30
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!
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.
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, Northwest Trading Post, and Pisgah Visitor Center. Then stop by all six to collect your passport stamps.
When you’ve got all six stamps, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a prize!
Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet!
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