Gadsden, Alabama: Noccalula Falls Doomed Maiden

An oversized bronze statue of an Indian maiden teeters on the brink of Noccalula Falls. Legend says she flung herself to her doom because her father wanted her to marry a boy she didn't like.
Address:
Noccalula Rd, Gadsden, AL
Directions:
At Noccalula Falls Park. The parking lot is on the west side of Hwy 211/Noccalula Rd just south of Black Creek and the Noccalula Falls.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Noccalula Falls Doomed Maiden

Noccalula Falls has an RV campground, wedding chapel, hosts several events, and has a cool train ride and Pioneer Village. It's a good family-oriented place. Not expensive, and to view the waterfalls is free. We take our grandson to the kids' playground often. There is a Jack's restaurant in the park for burgers, chicken and ice cream. There are several hiking trails at the park, and a miniature golf course.

[Dean, 07/12/2014]

Now that's how to turn doomed maiden lemons into vacation lemonade!

Noccalula Falls Doomed Maiden

At Noccalula Falls there is a statue of a Native American young woman who is said to have jumped over the falls to her death because she was in love with a young man from a tribe that was not approved by her father. There is also a park, campground and wading area up from the falls. In the past we hiked behind the actual waterfall, but I don't know if this is still allowed.

[melisha kenney, 07/17/2013]

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