High Falls Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and land in Georgia.
This lake is a mid-sized Georgia lake and has 22 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is only 44 miles away.
Sitting northwest of Macon and south of Atlanta, High Falls Lake is a tranquil community for those looking to take a break from the city. This lake is 650-acres in size and falls in Butts County, Georgia.
Due to its relatively shallow depth, bass and catfish are easily caught by fishermen on this lake. Every March, the lake hosts the Forsythia Festival Crappie Tournament, but the locals consider High Falls Lake to be some of the best fishing for largemouth bass, hybrid, and striped bass, bream, and catfish.
Swimming is not allowed on this lake, but the state park nearby has a pool open.
Between the lake and the town of Jackson, sits the 1,050-acre High Falls State Park. Located mainly on the site of the former town of High Falls, this once prosperous community was abandoned after the new railroad bypassed the town in the 1880s. This state park has a wide variety of activities and amenities available, including boat rental, ramps, fishing docks, hiking trails, a spacious campground, mini-golf, and lakeside yurts.
Just to the west of High Falls Lake is the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge is perfect for those who enjoy observing animals in their natural habitats. Popular activities in the sanctuary are photography, bird-watching, hiking, hunting, and fishing.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, High Falls Lake is an excellent choice.