On our road trip to Georgia to pick up Maksim we stopped at Toccoa Falls which is located on the campus of Toccoa College in Toccoa, Georgia. It was a really pretty place to stop and we managed to arrive before the rain began so the timing was perfect.
When we parked we saw the old pump house and I was a little worried that the waterfall behind it was what we were going to be looking at. I know we have been in a drought but the trickle coming out of it made me a little sad.
Fortunately this was not the falls that we came to see. To access the falls you have to enter through the Gate Cottage Gift Shop. Admission costs: Children 6 and under: Free
Family of 4 or more: $6
The sad story is as follows. The Kelly Barnes Dam which is located above the Toccoa Falls Bible College, failed in the early morning hours of Nov. 6, 1977. Thirty-nine people died in the resulting flood, which flooded part of the campus including a trailer park. It was the worst natural disaster in Georgia in more than 40 years. A monument stands to memorialize those whose lives were lost.
I was happy to add another waterfall to my list of ones we have visited. I have never seen one I didn’t love, how about you? Just a couple days left to comment for our Comments for a Cause — Warm Coats (and more) for Kids. Thanks for stopping by!