There is a brown and yellow sign for Ager’s Falls Recreational Area, and then signs directing you to the parking lot for the falls. The falls are visible from the parking lot.
This is a gorgeous location, and we think it is one of the best in the state. There is a meduim sized fall with multiple little falls flowing off, huge smooth rocks, and lots of areas to explore. The fall flows into a large pool, and there are more pools downstream. People were swimming all throughout the the falls and the lower area. This area is open to the public and is to be used at your own risk. There is a large swimming area, and if you look closely in some of the photos you can see how small the swimmers appear. This is currently left as a public usage place so please don’t litter or go into the upper falls near the dam, as it would be a tragedy if they closed this place. There is a sign warning that if you hear a siren the water flow will increase with a dam release, so be aware. Tannic water, interesting rocks-this is an unusual area for the east coast, and it feels more like you are somewhere out west.
There is an outhouse, so technically they have a “restroom.”
We were contacted by a local who wanted to share this information about a recent death here:
“The bottom of the waterfall, on the side closest to the parking lot, has an underwater cave. Even at low water, there is a lot of current pushing into it. I see kids climbing up the trail on that side a lot and walking across the top of the dam. Every so often someone jumps or falls off, and they get pushed into the cave. There are rescues involving CPR every year, but this year there was a fatality. The waterfall is technically a class 5 rapid, which means hazards exist that can kill you. If you really want to see the other side, swim across the bottom.”
Please be careful when exploring and take this information seriously.
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