Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Elk River Falls, Elk Park
This waterfall is one of the most popular in the High Country. Expect to see a lot of folks there enjoying the pool on good weather days.
It is definitely worth the crowd to be able to view this impressive 60-foot waterfall. The falls are a quarter of a mile walk from the parking lot. Picnic tables are available for day outings. This was my Mom's favorite place to go for picnics. Above the falls the river meanders past the tables and you can hear the roar of the falls below. A beautiful setting for any kind of outing.
Directions - take 184 from Banner Elk and at the intersection of 19E run right. At 1.3 miles make a sharp right onto SR 1303 and follow signs leading to the falls, making a left onto Elk River Road.
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