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Beautiful place named after an extraordinary man

Beautiful place to go in Newland for a peaceful retreat. Have been to two beautiful weddings there... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Banner Elk, North Carolina
Amazing gem right by the road

A beautiful little park with a three tier falls cascading from pools between levels. A short walk... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Dave P
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Beautiful place to go in Newland for a peaceful retreat. Have been to two beautiful weddings there, one was my own.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped to stretch our legs - had no idea this was even here. Really, had no idea even after we got out of the car. Saw the cute bridge and the stream and a good place to switch out drivers. Glad we did!! This...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

A beautiful little park with a three tier falls cascading from pools between levels. A short walk up a stepped pathway takes you up to each of the levels. We went in the early morning and the sunlight through the trees on the cascading waters...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Dave P
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Bobby McLean Memorial Park, also called Waterfalls Park, is a small roadside park in Newland off NC-194, right across from Dollar General. The waterfall on Blood Camp Branch is in three sections and very scenic for a roadside waterfall. The lowest section is visible from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here yesterday. Such a beautiful spot. A few picnic tables and 2 grills. Nice bridge across the creek to view the lower falls. My only negative was the need for attention on the stairs. There is rebar drove in to hold the steps....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sunsetbum
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This little spot was easy to visit and it was peaceful and relaxing. Definitely a good picnic spot!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Corey M
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Nice series of small waterfalls seen from the road. Easy trail up slight incline brings you right in front of the Middle Falls. The picnic tables made a nice place to relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SwimFan2012
Reviewed March 18, 2018

This waterfall is actually a small roadside park just outside of the main drag in Newland. It is very pretty and worth a stop to hike to the top. I would recommend it for a picnic, but it is rather noisy due its proximity to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BGEmakethree
Reviewed January 22, 2018

During the great "deep freeze" of the winter of 2018 the entire falls froze from top to bottom. A most beautiful sight.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed October 26, 2017

It's small but worth the stop. Great little park in memory of a firefighter and maintained by local groups. The trail needs a little work, but if you are careful, you can get to the top of the falls fairly easy. Picnic table located at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Hannah V
August 10, 2018|
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Response from SwimFan2012 | Reviewed this property |
Hanna, I am not totally sure however, the park is very small with 3 waterfalls and trail. I did not see any signs saying no dogs. It really is a beautiful waterfalls right next to the road.