Located just minutes away from charming downtown Valdese, McGalliard Falls Park provides a local escape like no other. A hidden gem of natural beauty, history, and multiple opportunities for outdoor recreation, McGalliard Falls has been a favorite gathering spot of locals and tourists for decades. The park features a spectacular 45- foot waterfall, the historic Meytre Grist Mill, a volleyball court, picnic shelters, restrooms, and a nature trail woven throughout the site of McGalliard Creek. Whether visitors seek the perfect afternoon of family fun or a refuge of nature in the picturesque setting, all understand upon their first visit why McGalliard Falls is truly a cherished portion of the Valdese heritage.


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Valdese Department of Tourism

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