Anna Ruby Falls is found near the Unicoi State Park in White County, near Helen, Georgia. Anna Ruby Falls gets its name from the daughter of the land owner, John Nichols... After Nichols died, the US Government purchased the land in the 1920's. The entire area was named the Chattahoochee National Forest.
There is now a visitor's center and craft shop and a paved path up to the falls (which is .8 of a mile). The path follows Smith Creek up to the falls, so it is a beautiful hike. There is a small fee in order to visit this waterfall...
As you can tell from the pictures, Anna Ruby Falls is really a double waterfall. Curtis Creek (on the left) falls 153 feet. York Creek (on the right) falls 50 feet. Both come together forming Smith Creek. Curtis and York Creeks are named for early settlers in the area, and Smith Creek got its name from one of the surveyors.
If you ever get to Helen, Georgia, check out this gorgeous waterfall... Be sure to click on all of the pictures in order to see them larger. Above is a picture of Smith Creek---as we walked up to see the waterfall(s).
|'Creative' Water at Smith Creek|
I hope you can visit this one someday...