To 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.

We are a registered 501c3 Conservation Center.


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.

Future Goals

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.

Excellent Adventures

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.

Award Winner

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.

Easily Accessible

205 Horseshoe Dam Rd, Whitesburg, GA 30185


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




Fly fast and high through our Zip Lines with 6 levels to choose from with almost 10 miles of Zip lines!



From Treehouse Lodging to Cabins and Inn Rooms, we have a camping experience for you.



Enjoy a dinning experience to remember at our Bed and Breakfast Lodge.


Team Building

From traditional courses, GPS treks, and extreme treks, we have what your group needs!


Aerial Adventure

12 extreme challenge elements, up to 80 feet in height! Try the swinging planks, The Tarzan Slide, Loop to Loops and more.



Take a ride through nature trails on horseback and enjoy a beautiful day in nature.



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.


Birds Of Prey

Enjoy live flight demonstrations as you learn about Georgia’s indigenous birds of prey.


Nature Trails

Hike through amazing nature trails, over bridges and experience nature.


Power Free Fall

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.



Historic Banning Mills is a public 501(c)(3) conservation and retreat center. All donations made to Historic Banning Mills are tax deductible.

For more information about Historic Banning Mills Conservation or becoming a partner, email Info@historicbanningmills.com or Call 770-834-9149.