Falls over Dam on Reems Creek

Falls over Dam on Reems Creek

This neat little waterfall is tucked away behind the town park, flowing over a historic dam that once powered a water mill. The old red water wheel still sits beside the falls. Note that this is not Reems Creek Falls, which is on private property further downstream, nor is it a totally natural waterfall (thought it appears there was at least a small cascade here before the dam was built).

It is located on property owned by the City of Weaverville at Lake Louise Park.


  • Height: 15 ft
  • Elevation: 2007 ft
  • Stream: Reems Creek
  • Landowner: Town of Weaverville
  • GPS: 35.688189, -82.570571


Driving Directions

From downtown Weaverville, take Merrimon Ave. (US Hwy. 25) South to Lake Louise. Pass the lake and turn right on W Lakeshore Dr. Park in one of the many designated spaces along the drive.

Trail Description

Follow the lakeshore path around to the dam (there is a drain pipe in the lake at the dam). You can hear the falls down on your left; a path leads down to the creek, dam, and water wheel.