GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted March
    2nd, 2017


    Waterfall Wonders


    Happy Camper Blog



    There’s just
    something about waterfalls that make them hard to resist. They’re absolutely
    mesmerizing and they create such great photo ops. We’re lucky to have so many
    of these natural wonders located across the U.S. Here are a few that are
    definitely worth a visit:

    Niagara Falls | New York Niagara Falls

    We would be remiss if we didn’t start with the granddaddy of them
    all, Niagara Falls.
    The name actually covers three falls along the border between the U.S. and
    Ontario, Canada. The largest is Horseshoe Falls, followed by American Falls
    and Bridal Veil Falls. Not only are the falls a major tourist attraction –
    they are a huge source of hydroelectric power for the region. Admittance to
    Niagara Falls State Park is free to enjoy the views, hikes and picnic areas
    and there is an observation tower that offers unobstructed views of the
    falls. There are also optional activities to choose from such as boat tours,
    an aquarium and theater. Tickets for those activities can be purchased
    separately or as part of the park’s Discover Pass.

    a campground nearby.


    Arethusa Falls | New

    Located in Crawford Notch State Park in northern New Hampshire,
    Arethusa Falls takes its name from Greek mythology. Arethusa was a nymph
    whose name means “the waterer.” That’s pretty appropriate since these
    impressive falls tumble 140 feet down a granite cliff. The easiest way to
    reach the falls is by hiking a loop trail (three miles out and back) that has
    been described as moderately rugged.

    a campground nearby.


    Multnomah Falls |

    Multnomah Falls

    Located 30 minutes from Portland on the magnificent Columbia River
    Gorge, Multnomah
     delivers the awe-inspiring sight of a 611-foot
    cascade of icy water. The site is also steeped in Native American lore with a
    story that involves the beautiful daughter of the chief of the Multnomah
    tribe. A five-minute trail leads to the base of the falls from the parking
    area off of I-84, or, for a closer (and more exhilarating) view, take the
    paved trail up to Benson Bridge. The bridge is named after Simon Benson, a
    prominent Portland businessman who owned the site in the early 1900s before
    donating the falls to the City of Portland, which later transferred ownership
    to the forest service.

    a campground nearby.


    Cumberland Falls | Kentucky 

    Known as the “Niagara of the South,” these dramatic
     feature a 125-foot wide curtain of water. The falls
    are located in Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in southern Kentucky and
    are home to a natural phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western
    Hemisphere: a colorful “moonbow” can be seen on the nights of a full moon as
    well as on several nights before and after. The park publishes a schedule of
    the dates and times of upcoming moonbows on its website.

    a campground nearby.


    Feather Falls | California Feather Falls

    Located near the city of Oroville in the Plumas National Forest,
    the 640-foot Feather Falls can be seen from the middle arm of Lake Oroville,
    but the best views can be found on the Feather Falls Scenic Trail. This
    involves a moderate, nine-mile hike to the falls and back on the upper trail
    loop, or a seven-mile loop out and back on the more strenuous lower trail.
    March, May and June are considered to be the best times to hike to the falls
    since the wildflowers are in bloom, temperatures are cooler and the falls’
    water flow is at the highest. Experts advise allowing a minimum of four to
    five hours to make the hike and to take plenty of water and a first aid kit
    since this is a remote area.

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