Toccoa Falls 
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains stands the impressive Toccoa Falls. Only 95 miles north of Atlanta, GA and 65 miles south of Greenville, SC. It is located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College, a four-year, regionally and nationally accredited Christian college just outside the city of Toccoa, GA, on Highway 17A. A meandering stream flows through the lower part of the several hundred acre, wooded campus from the base of the 186-foot high waterfall. This spectacular waterfall is one of the highest free-falling waterfalls east of the Mississippi River and is a popular campus retreat and tourist attraction. Thousands of tourist visit Toccoa Falls each year and all who see it are struck by its majesty and beauty. A short path leads to the falls. Toccoa Falls is open year-round from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. A nominal admission fee is charged in the Gift Shop by the falls. The Gift Shop carries a variety of souvenirs, post cards, and other gifts. *During the weekends, scheduled weddings often take place at the falls. Visitors are asked to hold off on walking back to the falls until the ceremony is over, and browse in the gift shop in the meantime. If you are short for time, it is recommended to call in advance, especially on Saturdays, to find out what time there might be a wedding to plan your visit accordingly.

Gate Cottage Restaurant overlooks Toccoa Creek and is open to the public for reservation. It caters civic clubs and organizations, luncheons, wedding rehearsals and receptions, and other special events.
Please call (706) 491-4277 for more information.

How to get Here: If you are traveling on Interstate 85, take the Lavonia exit 173 and follow Route 17 north to Toccoa.

For more information call Toccoa Falls Books & Gifts at (706) 886-6831, Ext. 5219 or go to: www.

Toccoa Falls College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college. It was founded in 1907 by Dr. Richard Forrest and his wife Evelyn. Originally, the school was located in Golden Valley, North Carolina, which was a remote area accessible only by wagon. Soon, the Forrests realized if the college was going to continue to grow, it needed to be near a major transporatation line. Friends told the couple of of what they believed was the perfect setting in the foothills of northeast Georgia near the growing city of Toccoa. Toccoa Falls College remains a living tetimony of God's faithfulness and to the courage of Richard and Evelyn Forrest. Today the graduates of Toccoa Falls College literally serve around the world in Christian and secular vocations. For more information about the college and degrees offered, go to or call (706) 886-6831