Gadsden, AL

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The town of Gadsden is in northeast Alabama on the Coosa River at a point where it broadens out into Lake Gadsden.  We parked at the River Country Campground where our RV site was right on the lake.

Noccalula Falls Park

We were attracted to Gadsden for Noccalula Falls.  This 90-foot waterfall is on Black Creek, a tributary to the Coosa River, just north of downtown Gadsden.  The waterfall is named for an Indian maiden who is said to have jumped to her death here rather than be forced by her father to marry a man she did not love.  The Noccalula Falls Park includes a gorge trail, sightseeing train, a petting zoo and historical buildings.

Gadsden is the southern end of the Lookout Mountain Parkway, a scenic 93 mile drive across three states between Gadsden and Chattanooga, TN.  This provides a good reason for a return visit.

Next stop:  Woodville, AL

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