Did you know?
Adopting a waterfall doesn’t automatically make you a member of Waterfall Keepers. Membership requires a small donation, and we think being a caretaker for waterfalls shouldn’t come with a price tag. Becoming a member is a wonderful way to support this organization. Please join us! Just click the Donate tab.

Love waterfalls? Hate litter, poor trail conditions, and the general disrespect of waterfalls and trails? Do you have a favorite waterfall you’d like to look after, perhaps one that holds a special place in your heart? Maybe you know one that is neglected and in need of loving support?

Keepers visit “their” waterfall four times a year (twice a year for long or difficult hikes). They pick up trash and send reports on trail and waterfall conditions. Keepers do a good thing for the waterfalls by visiting them. What a great gig!

Want to be a Keeper? Simply send in your application. We’ll reply with detailed Keeper instructions and add your name to this page.

The map shows all the waterfalls that have been adopted. Purple icons represent adopted falls. Orange icons are for waterfalls that need adoption. Black icons indicate waterfalls that have been adopted, but need more caregivers. Click the icons to see the waterfall name. Icon locations are meant only to provide a general reference for where the waterfall is located and should not be used for navigation.  

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Waterfall

Keeper

On Behalf Of


Waterfalls along US 221 at Grandfather Mountain

Christy Rivers


Alarka Falls

Vicki Hayes


Aunt Sallys Falls

Chip Brown


Avents Creek waterfall

Laura Meeks


Avery Creek Falls

g. Curmudgeon


Balsam Falls

Kevin Adams
Patricia Adams


Bard Falls

Anna Hall


Bernies Falls

Andi Jefferis
Brian Jefferis


Big Bear Falls

Lianne Pierrard


Big Creek Falls (US 19W)

Tammy Bouton


Big Falls (Thompson River)

Brad Bowen
Karena Poupard


Bird Rock Falls

Carol Hardison


Bradley Cooper Falls

Andy Kunkle
Christy Kunkle
Jack Thyen

Team Waterfall
Team Waterfall


Bradley Falls

Christina Kelley


Bridal Veil Falls (Cullasaja Gorge)

Christy Gordon
Chakra Scouts & Holly Hayes
Conscious Sons & Holly Hayes


Bridal Veil Falls (Little River)

Lori Lees
Joanne Lynch


MCM


Bubbling Spring Branch Cascades

Quincy Foster
Aby Parsons


Buckeye Creek Falls (Beech Mountain)

Blaine McLauchlin
Carrianne McLauchlin
Eric McLauchlin


Burnthouse Branch Falls

Meagan Coneybeer


Camp Branch Falls (off FR 316)

Chris Taylor


Caney Bottom Falls

Jay Hinze


Cannon Creek Falls

Carol Clayton


Carlton Falls

Paris Robinson


Carter Falls

Joshua Haemmerle
Kim Haemmerle
Steve Haemmerle
Randy Mays
David Wester




Elkin Valley Trails Association


Cascade at Cascades Preserve

Jennifer Grigg


Cascade Falls

Morgan Hellard
Savannah Wallace


Cashiers Sliding Rock

Rheannon Graham


Catawba Falls

Ceiara Cartony
Jennifer Johnson
Miranda Peterson
Haley Tate
Brad Yates

Yoga in the Park Asheville

Namaste in Nature


Catheys Creek Falls

Clyde Carter
Jayne Fought
Pat M.


Cavern Falls (Trib of Little Lost Cove Creek)

Andy Kunkle
Christy Kunkle
Jack Thyen

Team Waterfall
Team Waterfall


Cedar Rock Falls

Jeremy McWatty
Christina Standifer
Chase Standifer


Chestnut Falls

Erika Brock


Christmas Falls

Cass Broshears


Clark Park Falls

Christa Priest


Connestee Falls

Steve Matadobra
Rebekah Owens


Courthouse Falls

Michael Heaberlin


Cove Creek Falls

Jay Hinze
Jen Pace Dickenson


Coyote Falls

Amanda Adams
Chris Armenti
Anna Hall
Jennifer Johnson
Aby Parsons

The A Team
The A Team
The A Team
The A Team
The A Team

Craborchard Falls

Belinda Joy
Elijah Joy
Joshua Joy

Joys On A Journey
Joys On A Journey
Joys On A Journey


Crabtree Falls

Drake Bass
Stacy Fillingim

Brunswick Trailers
The Crabtree Family


DEW Falls

Rodney Byard
Brittany Hedges


Dill Falls

Stephanie Juergens
Megan Powell


Discovery Falls

Kiki Compton


Dismal Falls

Chip Brown


Double Drop Falls

Duane Bowker


Douglas Falls

Jacqueline Austin
Everette Robinson

Heart of Horse Sense


Dry Falls

Christy Gordon


East Fork Falls

Pat Newell
Carol Vickery


Elk Falls

Justin Tennessee Hopkins
Gordon Hutchinson
Kathy Hutchinson
Nick Massey


Emily Falls

Amanda Adams


Fall Creek Falls (Mayo River SP)

Don Chandler
Stephanie Chandler
Jackie Ferguson
Scot Vandergriff


Flat Laurel Creek waterfalls

Joey Cagle


Forrest Falls

Megan Best
Shaun Cox


Fungi Falls

Christina Kelley


Gina Falls

Carrie Mann


Glen Falls

Gail Kinstler
Terry McKinney


Glen Burney Falls

Sarah Murphy

The Murphy Family


Glen Marie Falls

Sarah Murphy

The Murphy Family


Goshen Branch waterfalls & cascades

Tommy White

Tommy White Photography & Mountains to Sea Workshops


Gragg Prong waterfalls

Abbey Malk


“Grandpa Larry Falls”

Aquinnah DeBettencourt


Granny Burrell Falls

Margery Diamond
Paul Fredrickson


Grassy Creek Falls (Little Switzerland)

Christy McMakin
David Wheeler


Gravley Falls

Katrina Macari
Pat Newell
Carol Vickery


Graybeard Falls

Kristina Bartlett


Greenland Creek Falls

Paris Robinson


Grogan Creek Falls

Jessa Levin
Jill Levin
Sara Millar
Carolyn Pilgrim


Harper Creek Falls

Claire Lewis


Hebron Colony Falls

John Erwin
Sandra Erwin
Arianna Mercer
Brianna Mercer
Christy Mercer
Ethan Mercer
Richard Mercer
Ryan Mercer


Hickey Fork Falls (West Prong Hickey Fork Falls)

Abbey Malk


Hickory Branch Falls

Casey DeMarco
Jordan Mitchell


WNCOutdoors


Hidden Dome Falls

Brad Bowen


Hidden Falls (Hanging Rock SP)

Karen Aumen


High Falls (Little River)

Mike Andress
Mark Hayes
Lori Lees


High Falls (SF Mills River)

Becky Clemens
Will Roske


REI


High Falls (Thompson River)

Brad Bowen
Karena Poupard


High Falls (WF Tuckasegee River)

Brooks Sizemore
Suzanne Stone
Wes Stone


High Shoals Falls

Amanda Belcher
Gabby King
Angel King


Hooker Falls

Sheila deBettencourt
Barb Gibson
Allison Grier
Lori Lees


Hungry River, lower waterfall

Amanda Adams
Kelly Lockamy
Danny Morrow


Hungry River, upper waterfall

Ciera Haynes Brodowska
Kelly Lockamy
Danny Morrow


Hunt Fish Falls

Jo Landreth


Indian Creek Falls

Anne Greak
Kathy Koontz


Jacks Cove Falls

Brandon Beiler
Rachel Beiler


Johns Jump Falls

Deborah Hart-Serafini

Our Gems on the Hill


Jumping Fish Falls

Laura Meeks


Juney Whank Falls

Anne Greak


Lanier Falls

Chakra Scouts & Holly Hayes
Conscious Sons & Holly Hayes


Laughing Falls

Barbara McKay


Lauren Falls

Kevin Adams
Patricia Adams


Lemon Falls

Dana Koogler


Linville Falls

Amber Jordan
Benson Jordan
Cathy Lacienski
Nick Massey


Little Beartrap Falls

Ryan Mallon


Little Bearwallow Falls

Ann Hubbard
Sam Hubbard


Little Bird Falls

Patricia Adams
Kevin Adams


Little Bradley Falls

Kelsey Kuehl
Joanne Lynch
Tara Maki


MCM
Outdoor Kidventures


Little Fall Branch Falls

Dana Koogler


Little Lost Cove Falls

Meagan Coneybeer


Little Moore Cove Falls

Emily Felty


Little Wildcat Falls

Stephanie Leigh


Log Hollow Falls

Howard Colby
Kiki Compton
Penny Longhurst


Logging Road Falls

Wally Storey


Long Branch Falls

Rebecca Bush, Marsha Devan, Linda Fradley, Dj Golden, Sharon Gublo, Vicki Held, Sandra Lippy, Cheryl Manzone, Julia Ross, Debra Smale, Jody Winfield

Trail Rockin’ Adventure Chicks (TRACS)


Looking Glass Falls

Stephanie Juergens
Lori Lees
Stephen Matadobra
Sheila Pittman


Lower Balsam Falls

Kevin Adams
Patricia Adams


Lower Bearwallow Falls

Karen Frizzell


Lower Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

Kirstie Arrington


Lower Cascade Falls

Jeremy Leath
Matthew Perry
Regina Smith
Steve Smith

03XX Foundation


Lower Catawba Falls

Jennifer Johnson

Deaf Waterfall Group of NC


Lower Rhapsodie Falls

Chip Brown


Lower Rockhouse Creek Falls

Carol Clayton


Lower Sam Branch Falls

Steve Livingston
Aylssa Melton


Lower Thunderhole Falls

Mike Koenig


Lower Wildcat Falls

Stephanie Leigh


Macs Falls

Luanne Allgood
Ed Paukovits


Marilou Bradley Falls

Andy Kunkle
Christy Kunkle
Jack Thyen

Team Waterfall
Team Waterfall


McGalliard Falls

Tamara Houser
Natasha Lindsey
Shawnel Peecher
Toby Peecher


Melrose Falls

Ryan Kormanik
Katie Reph


Merry Falls

Robert Roffman
Michele Schwartz


Middle Prong Falls

Ryan Mallon


Middle Wildcat Falls

Stephanie Leigh


Mill Shoals Falls

Carol Hardison


Milton Bradley Falls

Andy Kunkle
Christy Kunkle
Jack Thyen

Team Waterfall
Team Waterfall


Mingo Falls

Tracie Lynn
Donna Yates


Moore Cove Falls

Emily Felty
Rich Stevenson


Mount Hardy Falls

Todd Roy


Mouse Creek Falls

Carol Bailey
Jack Bailey
Marc Lehmann
Donna Machen


North Harper Creek Falls

Cathy Lacienski


Patricia Falls

Kevin Adams
Patricia Adams


Phillips Branch Falls

Beth Bradshaw


Pinky Falls

Laura Larson


Pot Branch Falls

Brandy Rikard


Pothole Falls

Luanne Allgood
Ed Paukovits


Pounding Mill Falls

Teresa Bell
Glenn Benton


Rainbow Falls

Kiki Compton
Rachelle Compton
Megan Gist

In memory of Debbie Compton


Ranger Falls

Laura Larson

Waterfall Keepers of North Carolina


Reese Place Falls

Carol Vickery
Brenda Wiley


Reid Branch Falls

Brad Bowen


Rhapsodie Falls

Chip Brown


Rich Falls

Brad Bowen


Roaring Fork Falls

Tammy Bouton
Drema Dutka
Kristen Jackson


Rufus Morgan Falls

Kyle Cook
Melissa Southern


Schoolhouse Falls

Tara Maki

Outdoor Kidventures


Scotsman Falls

Sam Goss


Sculpted Falls

Scott Burns


Second Falls (Graveyard Fields)

Carrie Mann
Danielle Rolph


Secret Falls (Big Creek)

Stacia Bennett
Eleni McDaniel


Setrock Creek Falls

Kristen Jackson


Shacktown Falls

Magdalena Cinceva
Daniel McGorty
Matt McGorty
Rayna McGorty
Scouts BSA Troop 219G
Steve Temple






Temple Family


She Falls Falls

Blaine McLauchlin
Carrianne McLauchlin
Eric McLauchlin


Shunkawauken Falls

Ken Smith


Silver Run Falls

Amanda Adams
Chris Armenti
Rheannon Graham
Anna Hall
Jennifer Johnson
Aby Parsons

The A Team
The A Team

The A Team
The A Team
The A Team


Simon Falls

Brad Bowen


Skinny Dip Falls

Joanne Lynch
Danielle Rolph

MCM


Slick Rock

Kiki Compton


Soco Falls

Brooks Sizemore
Donna Yates


South Harper Creek Falls

Daniel Sapp


Stairstep Falls (Green River Game Lands)

Tyler “Brooks” Wallace

Carolinas King


Steels Creek Falls

Brian Murphy

Appalachian Adventure Group


Still Falls

Christy McMakin
David Wheeler


Stone Mountain Falls

Lauren Calloway
Traci Loria

Team Business Buddy, LLC


Sunburst Falls

Rhea Fern Hance
Lindsay Hance
Peter Hance
Todd Roy


Sunburst Falls & NC 215

Gordon Gilomen


Thunderhole Falls

Mike Koenig


Tom Branch Falls

Anne Greak
Kathy Koontz


Toms Creek Falls

Stephanie
Stacy Fillingim
Tamara Houser



Tamarca Hollow, A Nature Retreat


Toms Spring Falls

Darby Dame
Lucretia Pintacuda (And members of her hiking group)


Lucretia’s Hikers


Torys Falls

Rick Morris
William Neagle


Trash Can Falls (Laurel Creek Falls)

Justine Homiak
Larredo Quiambao
Madison Tedrow


Triple Falls

Mike Andress
Mark Hayes
Lori Lees


Turtleback Falls

Kiki Compton
Rachelle Compton
Megan Gist

In memory of Debbie Compton


Twin Falls (Pisgah NF)

Sharilyn Carpenter
Carrie Ritchie & Lutheridge Alumni


In honor of Tony Yount


Twin Falls (Toxaway River)

Pat Ward


Upper Balsam Falls

Kevin Adams
Patricia Adams


Upper Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

Kirstie Arrington


Upper Camp Branch Falls

Chris Taylor


Upper Cascade Falls

Jeremy Leath

03XX Foundation


Upper Catawba Falls

Jennifer Johnson
Brad Yates

Deaf Waterfall Group of NC


Upper Creek Falls

Teri Hammer
Justin Tennessee Hopkins
Elizabeth White
Michael White


Upper Falls (Graveyard Fields)

Carrie Mann


Upper Little Lost Cove Falls

Meagan Coneybeer


Upper Log Hollow Falls

Howard Colby
Penny Longhurst


Upper Mingo Falls

Donna Yates


Upper Sols Creek Falls

Amanda Cagle
Karen Frizzell


Upper Toms Spring Falls

Lucretia Pintacuda (And members of her hiking group)

Lucretia’s Hikers


Walker Falls

Everette Robinson
Susanna Euston


Susanna Euston Photography


Wardens Falls

Thomas Mabry


Wash Hollow Falls

Steve Livingston
Alyssa Melton


Whaleback Falls

Barbara Grimm
William Grimm

The Grimm Family


Whiteoak Creek Falls (near Mount Mitchell)

John Owen
Kathy Wood


Mountain Meadows


White Owl Falls

Kathryn Johnson Cameron
Brittany Hedges


Whitewater Falls

Michelle Beatty


Widows Creek Falls

Lianne Pierrard


Window Falls

Karen Auman
Gail Washington


Windy Falls

Ryan Mallon


Wintergreen Falls
(DuPont State Recreational Forest)

Carmen Armour
Drake Bass
Holly Bass


Wolf Creek Falls (Paradise Falls)

Wheatley Posey


Woodruff Branch Falls

Aaron Murray


Yellow Fork Falls

Hannah Lowery Collins
Ryan Mallon