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Wilson Dam Waterfall

Lake, River, or Waterfall
John Dersham

Wilson Dam is on the Tennessee River connecting Muscle Shoals and Florence, Alabama. It is the only neoclassical-style dam in the Tennessee Valley Authority system, integrating themes of ancient Roman and Greek architecture into the modern structure. The waterfall is on a high rock wall adjacent to the dam. Small feeder creeks run through the natural area and create this waterfall on an adjacent cliff wall. This is a great year-round waterfall. Even during drought periods, it has strong flows creating picture perfect moments.

How to Get There

Wilson Dam Waterfall is located in Muscle Shoals just west (the downstream side) of Wilson Dam. From Reservation Road on the south side of Wilson Dam, turn west onto the road leading to TVA’s Rockpile Recreation Area. Follow the road to the parking area and turn east to go toward Wilson Dam. Travel to the end of the parking lot, then walk west through the open gate for about 1/4th mile. The waterfall will be on the right, near the base of the dam.


Seasons Accessible

Accessible year-round.

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