Just an hour and a half from Atlanta, Tallulah Gorge is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern United States.
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“A geologic marvel, Tallulah Gorge is about two miles long and 1,000 feet deep, one of the most awe-inspiring canyons in the eastern United States,” Charlie Seabrook wrote for the AJC. “Its sheer granite walls fall almost at a 90 degree angle from the land above. They form dramatic cliffs that amaze first-time visitors.”
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The Tallulah River, which flows to the Savannah River, has been carving the gorge for millions of years. Although it’s still at work, its flow has been hampered by a 126-foot-high concrete dam built upstream in the early 1900s. The result is a 63-acre lake that is now part of the state park.
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