Elk River Falls - Banner Elk, North Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1
N 36° 11.831 W 081° 58.222
17S E 412760 N 4006255
Quick Description: This swimming hole is located outside of Banner Elk, between North Carolina and Tennessee on Elk River Road.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2008 4:06:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM4DGH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 89

Long Description:
Getting to the swimming hole and falls you go through numerous neighborhoods, lots of twists and turns and finally you see what looks like a very wide, flat, calm, slow moving shallow riverbed. As you walk along this river you soon see it gets deeper and the water starts to move faster.

We were actually able to stand in the waters at the top of the falls and look down. We were told people actually went over these falls in canoes at one time. I DON'T THINK SO!

Once we were below it was absolutely gorgeous. Swimming was great especially on a hot day. The waters are deep and clean.You could swim out to the falls and even go behind them or lay on one of the huge rocks that just seem meant for sunbathing. Talk about ice cold water. Yikes!
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