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. While there take a short walk on the Lion's Eye Trail a short 0.01 mile paved hiking trail for the visually impaired with interprative signs in both normal text and braille.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Limited hours of operation, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., no admission after 4 p.m. to allow time to access the falls. The site will be open from Thursday - Monday (closed Tuesday - Wednesday). There is a set capacity for the parking lot of 90 vehicles. Once that amount has been reached, cars will be turned around at the gate until the number in the parking lot decreases. No access allowed during the closed day/hours. 
Operational Hours:

Regular Hours

From March 1 - December 31
9:00am to 6:00pm, 7 days a week
No admission after 5:00pm

Winter Hours

From January 1 - February 28
9:00am to 5:00pm, Thursday - Sunday (closed Tuesday - Wednesday)
No admission after 4:00pm

All facilities closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • $5 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 Go FIND Outdoors at 706-878-1448 for information regarding Ann Ruby Annual Pass
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: Helen, GA
Water: Water fountains are available at the visitor center.
Restroom: Full facilities are available at the visitor center.
Operated By: FIND Outdoors - Phone 706-878-1448. Headquarters: 828-883-FIND (3463)

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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Interpretive Site
Picnic tables
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.
Drinking water
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