Opossum Creek Falls


The two-hour journey is worth the effort to reach the 50-foot Opossum Creek Falls. Most of the two-mile hike ambles along a pleasant trail shaded by an assortment of hardwoods and bordered at times by small partridgeberry wildflowers. But when you reach the Chattooga River, you will turn left onto a heavily vegetated path and scramble around rocks and trees for the last half-mile hike to the base of the waterfall.

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At a Glance

Open Season: All year
Restrictions: Saddle, pack and draft animals are not permitted at any campsite except Riley Moore Ford and Tamassee Camps. Waterfalls can be very dangerous! Do not climb on the rocks surrounding the falls.
Information Center: Primitive camping is permitted, but selected sites must be 50 feet from the river, streams and trails, and must be at least .25 miles from the road.

General Information

Directions: From Westminster, drive west 13.3 miles on US Highway 76 and turn left onto Damascus Church Road (County S-96). Drive 0.9 mile and turn right onto Battle Creek Road (County S-102). Drive 1.9 miles and turn right onto Turkey Ridge Road (FS 755). Drive 2.3 miles and park at pull off on left just past the trailhead. Hike 1.5 miles to the end of the trail where Opossum Creek enters the Chattooga River. Turn left and cross over a downed log. Continue upstream on Opossum Creek about 0.5 mile to the base of the waterfall.

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