Mission StatementTo preserve the unique and pristine eco systems of the Snake Creek Gorge and Chattahoochee watershed areas as well as the extensive history of the Banning Mills township and gorge areas. To promote leadership and character development with experiential adventure-based programs as well as increase community awareness of this special area by educational programs and publications.
Historic Banning Mills was founded in 1998 with a priority goal of preserving the history of Banning Mills and the beauty of the unique eco system of the Snake Creek Gorge. Since 1998, our conservancy has worked with the Trust for Public Lands and the Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers and the area now has over 1,500 pristine acres preserved in perpetuity (Forever). The facility has a historic interpretive center, book and video documentary of the history of Banning Mills and has preserved many of the town roads, trails and building sites in the Gorge.
To build a Historical and Natural History museum on site, to seek a national historic district designation for the Banning Mills township area, to build a Creek Indian village Exact replication, to increase educational opportunities, to increase our leadership and character development programs, to increase visitor awareness of the extensive history of the area, and to construct an eco tree walk bridge system for visitors to enjoy nature.
Forest Tours, Zip Line, Wall Climbing, Lodging, Camps, Freefall, Horseback Riding, Nature Trails, Kayaking and Paddleboarding, Aerial Adventure Park, Pools, Putt Putt, Volleyball, Tennis and Basketball Courts, Billiards Room, Fishing, and more.
Guinness Book World Record Holder for The World's Largest Zipline Canopy Tour & Adventure Destination, and Tallest Freestanding Artificial Climbing Wall.
Historic Banning Mills was founded in 1998 with a priority goal of preserving the history of Banning Mills and the beauty of the unique eco system of the Snake Creek Gorge.
205 Horseshoe Dam Rd, Whitesburg, GA 30185
WE REALLY ENJOYED HISTORIC BANNING MILLS
Our family cannot begin to express how grateful we are for this amazing retreat made possible through your incredible generosity. The Banning Mills Staff have been beyond wonderful, the lodging and meals were fantastic, the setting was beautiful, and the zipline courses were fun for everyone! Thank you for an unforgettable experience. – The Cox Family
Historic Banning Mills
Fly fast and high through our Zip Lines with 6 levels to choose from with almost 10 miles of Zip lines!
12 extreme challenge elements, up to 80 feet in height! Try the swinging planks, The Tarzan Slide, Loop to Loops and more.
Enjoy kayaking in the Chattahoochee River or in our lake and go back in time and paddle the same areas as Cherokee Indians did generations ago.
Climb 100 feet (ten stories) up to the Power Free Fall, where you will step off and plummet 100 feet safely to the ground.
Mix and match adventures at Historic Banning Mills, or stay for days in one of our treehouses and enjoy days of nature.