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Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

1500 Noccalula Rd., Gadsden, Alabama 35904 USA

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  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“Noccalula Falls cascades over 90 feet into the Black Creek ravine”

Paved walking trails wind through the Park proper starting at the Admissions Pavilion.. In the park are beautiful rocks and gardens with an array of shrubs and flowers that may be viewed as you walk the park’s paved trail system or rest your feet as you ride on the authentic Huntington miniature train. The park also offers a children's Petting Zoo, Pioneer Village. picnic pavilions, souvenir shop, and a children’s playground. Noccalula Falls Miniature Golf Course, for a separate admission, features beautiful landscaping with cascading waterfalls and natural rock formations. The campground offers primitive tent camping to pull-through with complete hook-ups. A swimming pool, laundry facility, picnic pavilions, rec room, playground, and rental cabins are available. The campground sits along Black Creek Gorge and offers awesome views of the Falls, the gorge, and the creek below.

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  • 31 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
November 23, 2020
Rated 5.0

Great lunch stop with a beautiful waterfall and neat mythical story to it just a little ways from the interstate!

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Fish Whisperer

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 30, 2022

Great stop for a rest. Easy hike to water fall. Very nice fall drive in that area.

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July 04, 2022
Rated 5.0

This place has a large visitor center & parking lot. We checked in there and it was only about $5/pp to get in. We followed the paved trail to see the top of the falls, then went around the dirt path and hiked down to the bottom of the falls. It took about 10 minutes at a leisurely pace from the paved area. It's a basic dirt trail with rocks but very lush & green - some small waterfalls going down the rocks. We were enthralled when we got to the bottom of the falls. Theres a huge rock cavern where you can hang out behind the falls themselves. Lots of huge rocks - bring water shoes if you can. We swam in the lower pool and it was plenty deep. What a beautiful & refreshing way to cool off!

The visitor center also had a petting zoo & mini golf that we did not check out, but looked very clean & easy to access.

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June 19, 2022
Rated 5.0

We had a wonderful time here. What made it special was the hike to the waterfall that you can walk to from within the campground. We actually swam at the bottom of the waterfall, it was so refreshing after an hour hike (we did the full loop). Girls at front office were so nice. Some campsites were pretty close to each other but most had good space. Easy to get to and navigate with a big rig. We loved it so much we bought the Noccalula shirts!

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 05, 2022

Beautiful! Wonderful and affordable campground. Shaded sites, pool, and creek access. Awesome and short hike down to the waterfall. Bathrooms were very clean and hot water!

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  • 18 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 29, 2021
Rated 5.0

Used the paved trails to get to the falls and was disappointed because I though I’d be able to get closer. BUT… I decided to walk the trails anyway and there’s some interesting old buildings there they were from the early settler days (they were brought there from their original sites, but they were cool to explore anyway). Then … I found the trail that went to the lower falls and was not disappointed. The trail splits towards the end, make sure you take the higher trail so you can actually get behind the falls. I went in late September and the falls were very much falling lol.

I wouldn’t recommend taking the suspension bridge trail, unless you just want to do an extended nature hike. The trail to the bridge is a lot more difficult than the trail to the falls, and the bridge is a little less than photogenic.

Also, be sure you go down into the little canyon formation along the trail to the upper falls, it’s very neat. I think they call it the “fat man squeeze” but I’m a pretty big dude and I got through it fine.

Overall, very much worth the $6. I went in September 2021.

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Bryce Shuck

  • 39 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
March 24, 2021
Rated 1.0

We went through in August 2020. Our experience was eventful, but poor. We got there, had to pay for 2 sites since we had 2 tents. Get to our site, and there's an RV hunkered down for the night. No big deal. Went up to the main office to get refunded for 1 of the sites. We couldn't because they weren't in the office because a bomb threat had been called in (that's not a typo). So we walked down to the falls, which had the water flow of someone peeing from the top. After we meandered for a bit, we came back, thunderstorms were coming in, and we just didn't feel comfortable, so got refunded for the night and hightailed it out of there.

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Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

1500 Noccalula Rd.
Gadsden, Alabama
35904 USA

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Good for picnicking and walking.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Other public land (TVA, DOD, county parks with campgrounds)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Pull Through
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Dispersed Sites
  • Firewood
  • Laundry
  • Open Seasonally
  • Permit Required
  • Potable Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
  • Water Hookup
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