Visitor Center

Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area

3455 Anna Ruby Falls Road
Helen, GA 30545

Open Year Round
9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


$5/adult (Ages 16+)
Free for Children & Senior Access/Interagency Passholders

Season Passes Available

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 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.

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, 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 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!

Please, be sure to #RecreateResponsibly so that your public lands can be enjoyed for generations to come!

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