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Issaqueena Falls, Walhalla

#23 of 74 in Nature in South Carolina
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Issaqueena Falls, near Walhalla, South Carolina, is a 100 ft (30 m) high cascade waterfall in the Oconee District of the Sumter National Forest.
The falls are named for a legendary Cherokee girl who is said to have leaped from the top of the falls with her lover, either an Oconee brave, a white trader named Allan Francis, or a white silversmith named David Francis. In the story, Issaqueena and her lover either die together or they land on a ledge out of sight of hostile tribesmen and eventually live happily ever after.
The waterfall is close to another notable local landmark, Stumphouse Tunnel, and a park provides access to both.
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  • The falls were a short walk to a viewing platform. The stream leading to the falls was shallow and was suitable for soaking you feet. It was a pleasant fall day, very peaceful and quiet. We were...  more »
  • Beautiful September day and a short walk from the parking lot to the wonderful falls. Well worth the short walk to see the falls.  more »
  • Drop dead gorgeous and an easy hike. There are several falls in the area so make this part of an all day adventure.
  • It was easy walk to the look out! Very beautiful! The story behind the falls is great.

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