Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area & Visitor Center

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 special algae 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!

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To purchase maps and guide books to this area, please visit us online at The Forest Store.

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Things to Do

  • View incredible waterfalls and creeks – all along a beautiful (1) one mile paved hiking trail
  • Hiking & picnic opportunities
  • Beautiful Brasstown Bald – the highest point in GA, just a short drive away
  • School & private group programs
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Lion’s Eye Trail, designed for people in wheelchairs and those with visual disabilities
  • The Bavarian village of Helen, GA is very close and Atlanta only a few hours away


Food & Facilities

  • Open with limited hours and capacity.  We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.  Maximum capacity in the parking lot is 65 cars.
  • Open Year Round
  • Gift shop & general store
  • Visitor Center featuring local crafts, gifts and educational items
  • Hiking trails
  • Snacks and drinks available on-site
  • Groceries & restaurants in Hiawassee, Blairsville and Helen, GA
  • Dogs are permitted, but must be on a leash at all times.  Owners must clean up after their pets.

Programs & Events

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Camping Info

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

Hours & Fees

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday
  • Maximum capacity in the parking lot is 65 cars.
  • Open Year Round
  • $3.00 Admission Fee per person ages 16 & up
  • Free admission for Senior Access & Interagency Pass Holders
  • In case of wintry weather, please call ahead.

Location & Contact Info

Phone: 706-878-1448

3455 Ann Ruby Falls Road
Helen, GA 30545

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest