Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Anna Ruby Falls: Curtis Creek is on the left and York Creek is on the right.

Visit twin waterfalls plunging more than 150 feet (tallest) on the paved trail from the visitor information center.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Limited hours of operation, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site will be open from Tuesday through Sunday. There is a set capacity for the parking lot of 65 vehicles. Once that amount has been reached, cars will be turned around at the gate until the number in the parking lot decreases. The falls are closed Monday's and no access allowed during the closed day/hours. Smith Creek Trail is closed during this second round of reopening.
Operational Hours:

Open all year except Thanksgiving and Christmas

Summer Hours

From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
9:00am to 7:00pm, 7 days a week.
No admission after 6:00pm.

From Labor Day Weekend to the end of Daylight Savings Time
9:00am to 6:00pm, 7 days a week
No admission after 5 :00pm

Winter Hours

From the beginning of Standard Time to Memorial Day Weekend
9:00am to 5:00pm, 7 days a week
No admission after 4:00pm.

Thanksgiving Hours

All facilities will be closed.

Christmas Day

All facilities will be closed.

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • $3 per person 16 years and older
  • 15 years and under are admitted free of charge.
  • Anna Ruby Annual Pass - $25/person/year
  • $35 Friends and Family Pass, which allows the passholder plus two adults in on the pass.
  • Interagency Annual Pass, Senior Pass, & Access Pass accepted
Permit Info: Contact Find Outdoors formely Cradle of Forestery at 706-878-1448 for information regarding Ann Ruby Annual Pass
Open Season: Open year round
Water: Water fountains are available at the visitor center.
Restroom: Full facilities are available at the visitor center.
Operated By: Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association - Phone 706-878-3574. Headquarters: 828-884-5713

General Information


Physical Address: 3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd., Helen, GA

View a map and get directions.


This site is fully accessible. The Lion's Eye Trail is designed for people in wheelchairs and those with visual disabilities. Signs along the trail are in braille as well as for the sighted. A hand rail guides you along the trail and right down to the bank of Smith Creek.

The picnic area is easily accessed from the parking lot via a bridge across Smith Creek. Picnic tables are designed to accommodate people in wheel chairs.


From the town of Helen, GA, go north 1 mile on Georgia Highway 17 to Robertstown and the intersection of Hwy. 17 and 356. Turn turn right on Hwy. 356 and go 1.3 miles. Turn left on Anna Ruby Falls Road and go to the entrance booth.


Ample parking is available in the paved parking lot.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Fee charged for some activities
Accessible The Lion's Eye Trail is paved. Braille signs provide information for the blind. A hand rail assists in making your way along the trail.
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