Top 10 Alabama Attractions for Nature Lovers

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Alabama has such a rich history and culture that people often visit to know more about it. From Civil Rights historic sites to various art and science museums, it sure has enough attractions to entice visitors. For outdoors lovers like me though, Alabama has more to offer than that. It also boasts many beautiful natural attractions perfect for all ages. … Read More

Places You Can Camp Next to a Waterfall in Alabama

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Parker Falls roots Sipsey Wilderness Area Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

Starry night. Fresh air. Green surroundings. Waterfall sound. Close your eyes and picture it. Isn’t it just perfect? 🙂 We’ve compiled a list of all of the places in Alabama that you can go camping next to a waterfall. What a cool opportunity, right? The only question is when to go! Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Noccalula Falls Campground is part … Read More

Parks near Birmingham, Alabama with Waterfalls

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Mize Mill Falls Bankhead National Forest

Birmingham has a lot to offer as a city, but sometimes you just want to “get away” for a little while. Well, we’ve got the perfect list for you! These parks are all within a short drive and feature some incredible waterfalls too! Moss Rock Preserve is a 349 acre of forest systems, streams, waterfall, and trails located in Hoover, … Read More

Lost Sink Falls

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Lost Sink Falls hiking near Huntsville

Lost Sink Falls doesn’t feature a lot of water most days of the year, but this unique geological feature is still worth the trip! Just a short drive east of Huntsville, you can find the Keel Mountain Preserve, home of Lost Sink Falls.  The falls themselves may just be a trickle depending on when you go, but the sink itself … Read More

Thompson Falls Alabama

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Thompson Falls near Guntersville, AL

Thompson Falls in Alabama is a series of three cascading waterfalls just a few minutes from Lake Guntersville and Arab, Alabama. Visit after a heavy rain for the best pictures as this little creek is quite seasonal. To get to the falls, use the GPS coordinates below to get to Thompson Falls Road and then turn onto Thompson Falls Drive. … Read More

Cold Water Falls

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While Cold Water Falls is a man-made attraction, the tiered falls serve as a nice backdrop to an afternoon in the park. mi round trip Nice View Not for Kids Not for DogsLocation: Near Hard to say… in Alabama (maps & directions)Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear Gallery: Check out the pictures here Spring Park in Tuscumbia offers amenities … Read More

Welti Falls

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Beautiful Welti Falls is an impressive cascade just off of I-65 between Decatur and Birmingham. Photo source: Lane Leopard Photography Note: This is on private property and public access is questionable, check out the comments below for the latest info. Update: As noted above, the waterfall is on private property, and the current owners are not open to visitors. Getting … Read More

Chewacla Falls

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Chewacla Falls is just downstream of the spillway (shown above) formed by the dam at Chewacla State Park south of Auburn and is just a short walk from the parking lot using Deer Rub Trail. Because of its proximity to Auburn, Chewacla State Parks is a popular destination for Tiger fans.  The primary natural drop is just a few yards … Read More

High Falls

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Below High Falls at High Falls Park Alabama

High Falls on Town Creek south of Lake Guntersville is a unique waterfall that flows through a natural bridge at its base. mi round trip Nice View Not for Kids Not for DogsLocation: Near Hard to say… in Alabama (maps & directions)Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear Gallery: Check out the pictures here Located just south of Lake Guntersville, … Read More

Rainbow Falls

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Rainbow Falls is the first waterfaall you’ll see entering Dismal’s Canyon with a 15′ drop, clear water, and plenty of moss-covered rocks to photograph. Tours at night through the canyon to see bioluminescent bugs are a unique chance to enjoy nature.