Although this waterfall has no official name, I have named it Family Camp Cascade because the Beaver Creek State Park’s Family Camp is located just a bit further upstream from the cascade. Reaching this waterfall can be a little difficult. The creek downstream from the waterfall is slippery, rugged, and is relatively mosquito infested (in late spring and summer). The mosquitos aren’t nearly as bad as the ones on the trek to the Beaver Creek State Park’s Vondergreen Falls, but I’d definitely apply bug spray before hiking here. The cascade itself gracefully slides 15 feet down the creek, dropping into a rocky gorge. Above the falls is two small waterfalls.
Family Camp Cascade by Jacob Teed
Family Camp Cascade
Getting to Family Camp Cascade:
To access the waterfall from the park office, cross over the creek via the single lane bridge and then turn left at the road junction. Follow this road past the swings, over the creek, and to the wooden outhouse. Near the wooden outhouse an unofficial trail goes into the woods, following the creek upstream. Follow this trail upstream until the creek splits, then exit the trail and follow the stream to the left. About 1000 feet (1/5 of a mile) from here, you’ll reach the base of the falls.
Height: 15 feet
Crest: 8 feet
Water flow level: Moderate flow
Difficulty to reach: Difficult
Address: Beaver Creek State Park (12021 Echo Dell Road)
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