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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8 comments:

srp said...

Do any dare devils go over the falls into the pool? Sixty feet is still a very high fall, so I would hope not. Lovely place!

Carletta said...

That's a gorgeous spot! I can see why it would be your Mother's favorite place to picnic.
We have an Elk River here in WV. :)

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Judy said...

No wonder your mom loved picnicking there! It looks beautiful!! Is the water cold all summer long?

wncmountainliving said...

To Judy and srp - the water is very cold most of the summer and folks do jump off the rocks into the pool under the falls but no one has gotten hurt that I know of!

aino said...

So nice, interesting place.

Pam said...

I can certainly see why your mom enjoyed it so much. It looks like a memorable place to have a picnic and delight in the beautiful views that surround you...

April said...

Wonderful landscape and waterfall!

ellievellie said...

You make me miss Western NC. I remember there was a little waterfall with a watermil wheel in Weavervile - accross the lake with a walking trail. I wish I had taken a picture there - lived next to it for 5 years - kids played on the playground hundreds of times :)

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