Get your fill of nature, history and fun at the Noccalula Falls Park.
Rated in 2017 as the best campsite in Alabama, the Noccalula Falls Park is a 250 acre public park. The park has various features, from natural beauty and enjoyment to historical sites and some more amusement park-like attractions, making it a park that has something fun for everyone.
Noccalula Falls Park’s main feature is a 9- foot waterfall. Above the falls is a nine-foot-tall statue of a Cherokee woman named Noccalula, who, according to legend, purposefully plunged off the falls to her death to avoid a marriage to a man she did not love. At the fall’s base, a trail winds through Black Creek Gorge by caves, an aboriginal fort, an abandoned dam, a pioneer homestead, and Civil War carvings. There is also a petting zoo, mini-golf course, and a ride on a replica of the 1863 C. P. Huntington train in the park.
The Noccalula Falls Park is open March through October and weekends in January, February, and November. Park admission is $6 for adults or $15 for a season pass, $4 for children, seniors, and military personnel, or $10 for a season pass. Rentals for group gatherings, such as pavilions, are available for additional charge.