Desoto Falls Day Use Pass Pass

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

The primary attractions to this area are the two waterfalls along Frogtown Creek, which lead from the wooden bridge across from the Host Site. This hike's relatively short, kid-friendly distance and moderate elevation change make it one of North Georgia's most popular waterfall hikes. .25 hike to lower falls and .75 to the upper falls. The trail hikes through several exposed rock outcrops, beautiful rhododendron, and under the shade of several enormous old-growth pine trees with their wide trunks reaching high into the forest canopy above. The waterfall's newly built observation deck makes a great spot for a mid-hike rest or picnic, and a great place to soak up the waterfall's beauty.

NOTE: Slippery rocks and fast-moving water can be extremely dangerous! Please don't climb, stand on, swim near, or jump from any waterfall.

This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site, follow the posted instructions. You will need to download the free mobile app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service:  ONCE YOU SCAN QR CODE ON SITE, YOUR TRANSACTION WILL GO THROUGH ONCE YOU'RE BACK IN CELL SERVICE.

All visitors must fill out provided envelope/payment slip with confirmation number, tag number, and dates paid after payment is complete. This information will then need to be placed in vehicle dash to provide proof of payment. To complete scan and pay payment the visitor must have the Mobile Application downloaded to their phone.

An Annual pass or Day pass does not guarantee parking availability. If you are purchasing a Day pass on-site through Scan & Pay, please ensure you have occupied a provided parking space prior to payment.

This area is only open from sunrise to sunset and no camping is Allowed in Day Use Parking Area.

The Campground is adjacent to the Day Use Area.

Dogs are required to be on a leash at all times.

Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.