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Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

Address: 1500 Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden, AL 35999
Phone Number: 256-543-7412
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Gadsden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Large park featuring waterfalls.
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Large park featuring waterfalls.

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In the clouds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I grew up in Gadsden, went to grammar school at R.A Mitchell across the street from Noccalula Park. I supposed I've climbed every rock and explored every cave along Back Creek, which roars 90+ feet over the falls named after the Indian princess, "Noccalula". Supposedly, she jumped to her death rather than marry her fathers choice, according to the legend.... More 

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37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This park has a very cool waterfall but the rest of the park is nothing special. My family didn't feel like it was worth the admission price. It's probably more suited for families with small children. My teenager wasn't impressed with the little train and petting zoo.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The waterfall was great. However the park had closed the Friday before for winter. Part of the path down the waterfall was closed with a gate as well. It won't take you long to see the large part of the fall, so stop, it's worth the time.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What a great family fun Christmas Night! The lights were amazing, the activities very fun (visiting with Santa, writing Santa a letter, decorating a Gingerbread, visiting the petting zoo, listening to the Christmas Story told by Christmas lights ... and riding the miniature steam engine train) Just a fun time! Here's what to do.. 1. ARRIVE EARLY! The ticket office... More 

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What a great family fun Christmas Night! The lights were amazing, the activities very fun (visiting with Santa, writing Santa a letter, decorating a Gingerbread, visiting the petting zoo, listening to the Christmas Story told by Christmas lights ... and riding the miniature steam engine train) Just a fun time! Here's what to do.. 1. ARRIVE EARLY! The ticket office... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Next was a visit to Noccalula Falls. Not unlike at least a few other water falls, this one has a legend associated with it - involving the Cherokee maiden Noccalula who plunged to her death rather than marry, as ordered by her father, a man she didn’t love. We had visited the falls in September of 1999 when, due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A must see. Small but very nice place for visitors and locals alike. Be sure to journey down the bottom of the falls. Growing up here yet living far away since the 1980's I always try to visit when in town. Brought my 20 year old for the first time back to falls since he was a youngling and we... More 

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Alabama
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great place to view the waterfall from the bridge or statue, but the real treat is hiking under the waterfall. Seeing the waterfall from the bottom is amazing and really changes your perspective of the falls. Tips: Walk the gravel path until you see a small path with a yellow arrow that leads to trails down to the falls. If... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Saw car show here. It was ok. Enjoyed the park though. Very cool waters and falls over granite preserve. Story is fantastic and romantic. Good for kids but attend them closely not too many safety stops. Very bizarre location but go to museum to see city plan and it makes since.

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Came to visit a friend in February 2013 who was camping at the campgrounds. The park itself was closed but we were able to walk over the bridge to see the falls which were running because of alot of rain we'd just had. She got a good laugh at me being chased by the geese.

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